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Karnataka Night frog

Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis


An endangered and endemic frog species from the Western Ghats. These can be found in torrential streams of the shola forests. This individual was resting on the edge of a huge rock about 3 feet from the water surface. This is the biggest nycti i have ever seen and documented from Charmadi Ghats. Saw around 10 individuals on rocks as well as in streams. Spent around 2 hrs observing them. Not much activity seen apart from munching on insects that flew past them.


Slow moving perennial streams in thick forest of western ghats


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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 17, 2014
Submitted on Dec 17, 2014

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