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Small Gliding Frog

Rhacophorus lateralis

Description:

This cutie is an endangered species found in South part of India. She is a post-metamorphic tadpole and so adult looks different It is one of the few amphibians in India, that constructs its nest above the ground using leaves. I got this fellow on a rainy evening. He was hiding under the leaf. She gave me some wonderful poses :)

Habitat:

This is first discovered in Kerala, A southern state of India.The species has been reported from sholas in Eravikulam National Park and Kudremukh National Park, plantations in Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru in Karnataka and Wayanad in Kerala

Notes:

This species of tree frog was considered to be very rare documented.In 2004, the IUCN assessed this species as Endangered and considered its range to be restricted to two small areas of Wyanad and Coorg in southern Western Ghats of India. I belong to a place Near western Ghats. If i had known earlier that this was endangered, i could have took her to my home :P For more references : http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJourna...

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83 Comments (1–25)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much Kranti :)
This is my favorite :)

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 5 years ago

Oh superb Adi ! I loved it ... happy to see this unique species ... thanks alot for sharing this !!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you Dhirendra :)

Dhiren
Dhiren 5 years ago

Lovely picture...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much Leonardo :)

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 5 years ago

Gorgeous!!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much staccyh :)

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Great photos and awesome find! Nice info as well, thanks!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much RickBohler :)

RickBohler
RickBohler 5 years ago

fantastic!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Oh my dear uncle Ben..I am speechless for your words :)
Thank you so much for such a lovely compliment :) This cutie deserves it more than me :)

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 5 years ago

This is a great shot, this is a great series. Hold on to do such magnificient work. You opened the door to the hall of fame of nature spotters. Heartly congrats from Uncle Ben.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Hi Gilma,
I am speechless for your interest :) You are tempting me to find all stages of this froggie :) All i can say, western ghats of India or Agumbe rainforest is around 100 miles from my native village. I ll definitely go there soon, when i visit my native and ll get this froggie home. I found this fellow only once in my native village :( I am hoping i can found many in Agumbe :) There i ll try to get more info :) When searching, i too found lot of drastic changes in different stages :)

Adarsha, first I got to tell you...I love your Tadpole... : )
I went in links about frogs of india and try to find this cute frog, little did I know it was a tadpole and how different it turned out, but it was a lot of fun.
I had to come back to your Frog spotting, and it was nice to go in the Link provided and see the tadpole before and after. Thank you for sharing.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much for such a nice compliment Antonio :)

Wow Adarsha,amazing series,super spotting,well deserved SOTD,congrats and thanks for sharing such a beautiful spotting page

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you Ramya :) :)

Ramya B
Ramya B 6 years ago

Belated congratulations adarsha. very good photos,

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you so much Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Wonderful series - congratulations on the spotting of this endangered species and the SOTD!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you so much Vipin for such a wonderful compliment :)

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 6 years ago

Awesome Spotting Adarsha!! Such a valuable spotting.
A precious little bundle of life :-)
Congrats. :-D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you so much Carol, DanielePralong, Sckel :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you FaredinAliyevski :) I edited the description :) I am planning to search again :) This time i ll take her home :P

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Super cool frog and awesome series. Congratulations!

Adarsha B S
Spotted by
Adarsha B S

Karnataka, India

Lat: 14.10, Long: 75.49

Spotted on Aug 1, 2013
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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