Family : RANIDAE
Species : Odorrana hosii
Size (snout to vent) :
Female 10 cm, Male 7 cm
A large, distinctive frog
to be found near fast-flowing streams, cascades and waterfalls up to 1500
metres elevation. The specimens shown here were found resting on fallen trees
and moss-covered boulders next to a clear forest stream near Gunung Panti,
Malaysia. All specimens were easily approachable.
large size, typically Ranid body shape and the green and brown patterning
serve to distinguish this species from the
Common Greenback Hylarana erythraea.
The species ranges from
southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia (including Penang and Tioman islands),
to Borneo, Sumatra and Java.
Fig 1 : Brownish pair next to a clear, fast-flowing river at Sungai Yu,
Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia.
Fig 2 : Typical colour patterning,
seen at Panti Forest, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia.
Fig 3 : Clinging to a moss-covered, stream-side boulder at Panti Forest, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia.
Fig 4 : Specimen from Fraser's Hill, Peninsular Malaysia with less typical
patterning comprising minor yellowish-green blotches on a brown
Fig 5 : Pale green specimen from Fraser's Hill, Peninsular Malaysia.
References : H3