A common nocturnal frog of
rice paddies, forest clearings, parks and gardens. In the field it can be
identified by the long toes on its hind legs, the intermittent raised skin
ridges on its ventral surface, its white belly and its relatively small
size. A vertebral stripe may or may not be present.
It ranges from India and
Sri Lanka, through Thailand and southern China to Japan and Taiwan, and down
through Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and the major Indonesian islands.
Fig 1 : Adult photographed at Taman Negara, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia.
Fig 2 : Mating pair with thick cream-buff vertebral stripes, Danum Valley,
Fig 3 : 1.5 cm juvenile with green vertebral stripe, Krabi, Southern Thailand.
Fig 4 :
The tadpole is
mottled brown and black.
Family : DICROGLOSSIDAE
Species : Fejervarya limnocharis
Size (snout to vent) :
Female 6 cm, Male 5 cm
References : H2, H3