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Karnataka Night frog

Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Slow moving perennial streams in thick forest of western ghats

Notes:

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/58399...

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KarthikAk
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KarthikAk

Karnataka, India

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

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