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Marbled Narrow-mouthed Frog

Uperodon variegatus


Also known by the names Eluru Dot Frog, Marbled Narrow-mouthed Frog, Termite Nest Frog, Variable Ramanella, Variegated Ramanella and White-bellied Pug-snout Frog, this species is widely distributed from Central to Southern India, all the way upto Sri Lanka. Maximum snouth-vent length 35 mm, females are slightly bigger than males. The colour of the dorsum is dark brown with irregular light brown and whitish dots on feet and fingers. The author found mature males with creamish cloloured parts on the dark brown ground color (see photos). The belly is whitish (


R. variegata is nocturnal, and is most easily found after heavy rain when mating begins. Males call from watersides, but it is very difficult to locate calling individuals, as they remain hidden amongst vegetation. After the rainy season this species can be found inside houses, especially swimming in toilets. During the drier season this species is very difficult to find (


This male frog was spotted resting in the crevices in a tree trunk along with other individuals (possibly some females were present too) in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India.

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Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Oct 30, 2017
Submitted on Nov 15, 2017

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