Rhacophorus malabaricus Jerdon, 1870

Mudke, Madhushri, Gururaja, K. V., Aravind, Neelvara & Singal, Ramit, 2020, Annotated list of anurans from the lateritic plateau of western India with notes on malformations, Check List 16 (3), pp. 685-698 : 695

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Rhacophorus malabaricus Jerdon, 1870


Rhacophorus malabaricus Jerdon, 1870

New records. INDIA • Karnataka: Udupi: Manipal , Es- hwarnagar, site code C (13.3478°N, 074.8006°E), obs. by MM and RS, 12 Aug. 2017, 7 individuals. Fig. 3S GoogleMaps .

Identification. The SVL is up to 110 mm. This is a bright-green tree frog with red webbing between the fin- gers and toes. The eyes and tympanum are of equal size. It builds large, foamy nests on leaves and branches of trees just above the surface of water bodies. The call is a series of four or five low-pitched notes of “phut” and is only heard during monsoons.

Habitat. This species was often heard calling during monsoons from vegetation that surrounds pools with significant canopy cover. It hides on the back of leaves dur- ing the day to prevent desiccation.

Distribution. This frog is endemic to the Western Ghats.


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