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Saffron Bellied Frog

Chaperina fusca


This tiny frog is less than 2 cm in size and has interesting dark brown colours on its body and light brown on all 4 legs. Pic#3 has it next to my little finger for size reference.


Tropical forest, along stream/river

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AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Sukanya and @Daniele.
Actually, I got the ID from another forum who was quite persistent to help me with the ID. After I got the ID, I was able to look it up at PN and that's where I found Dan's Spotting, which Ashley helped with the ID.

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Delighted to now the name of this unusual looking frog....I was quite intrigued by this spotting and was trying to find its ID too. How nice to know its name. Thanks, Ashley.

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks for the update Albert! It's great when Project Noah works this way :-)

AlbertKang 6 years ago

@Daniele & @triggsturner - I was able to get the ID of this Frog to Saffron Bellied Frog - Chaperina fusca, which was also the same Frog that DanDoucette saw during his trip to Tawau Hills Park in 2014 and the ID was given by Ashley!

AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @triggsturner for your kind words and appreciation :)

triggsturner 6 years ago

Great spotting Albert. Agree with Daniele, great to see these new guys. I have never seen one quite like this before.

AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Daniele :)
Saw only one of this during the whole trip although I saw many tiny/baby frogs as they are all over the places. And this one certainly looks different from the others, not just from the colouration but the look, in general.

DanielePralong 6 years ago

I love to see these new unidentified frogs Albert!

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 20, 2016
Submitted on Nov 29, 2016

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