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Sticky Frog

Kalophrynus pleurostigma


2.5cm long, 1.5cm wide light brown frog. reticulated markings on back. angular head and sharp snout. fine tiny projections on skin. dark brown eyes.


Garden pond Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.


The sticky frog is widely distributed in lowland rainforests across Southeast Asia, including Burma, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Borneo and the Philippines. With a sharp triangular frame, this frog mimics the appearance of a leaf when sitting on forest litter. A sharp ridge from the snout to hind legs delineates the dorsum from flanks. The base colour is variable, including grey, orange, and pinkish to yellowish brown. Small dark spots or an hourglass patter may occur on the back. When handled, these frogs will rear up and secrete an adhesive gum from their skins. During heavy rainfall, these frogs wallow and breed in water-filled depressions along the ground.

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antondazomb 10 years ago

awesome looking frog

FakawiTribe 10 years ago

Thanks guys! I've just discovered the name of the frog. It's a sticky frog.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Nice series.

YukoChartraw 10 years ago


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Selangor, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 2, 2012

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