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Indian bullfrog

Hoplobatrachus tigerinus


Massive frog, very active during the rains. Eats anything that goes into it's mouth. From snout to vent about 15 cm., with an additional 15 cm if we count the large legs. Once very common but rare find these days because of habitat destruction and hunting for their legs, which are considered a delicacy. Their cries of courtship are considered the harbingers of Monsoon to Kerala, the southern tip of India.


Paddy fields, ponds and marshes.

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sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Thank you doctor.. They freeze the moment you shine a beam of light on them and remains frozen as long as the light is there! That is one of the reasons they're so easy to catch.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Great low level photography, Sunny! I remember those days at Madras Medical College dissecting frogs transported from your regions.

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Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 1, 2014
Submitted on Jun 1, 2014

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