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Indian Bullfrog

Hoplobatrachus tigerinus

Description:

The Indian Bullfrog is the largest Indian frog.Indian Bullfrogs are large frogs and they grow up to 15 cms (6 inches) in length. They are coloured yellowish/olive green and they have dark irregular markings.Their snout is pointed and they have long hind limbs. Their toes are nearly entirely webbed.The Indian Bullfrog is solitary and is is usually nocturnal.

Habitat:

It inhabits holes and bushes near permanent bodies of water.

Notes:

The Indian Bull Frog is an enigmatic species that was an integral component of any local ecosystem be it a pond, well or field until the upsurge in poaching about 5 years ago. But today the Indian Bullfrog is fighting a losing battle in almost all its past habitats in our state due to a variety of reasons including extensive poaching, habitat loss and alteration and usage of pesticide. Due to the rise in haphazard development, especially on all our plateau areas in the state, the change in land use pattern has reduced vital breeding areas and left little space for this amphibian species to breed and sustain healthy populations. The extensive usage of pesticides has further pushed these crucial indicators of healthy ecosystems to the brink of local extinction as our farmlands and orchards are now repeatedly being abused with inorganic pesticides and fertilizers, which act as a toxin to scores of amphibian species including the Indian Bullfrog. ref site : http://www.savethefrogs.com/frogblog/fro...

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7 Comments

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Thanks Mary and harsuame

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Nice

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 10 years ago

Stunning photo and great information

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Thanks Nopayahnah,Satyen and Gerardo

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Great shot!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely find.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wonderful shot love this one! :)

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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