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Blue-eyed bush frog

Philautus neelanethrus

Description:

Cute Frog of the western ghats in India, photographed this blue eyed bush in rainforests of agumbe in southern India. The blue-eyed bush frog (Philautus neelanethrus), named after its colorful irises, also has a unique orange skin color. The blue-eyed bush frog is an endangered species found in southwest India. It lives in river basins or swamps, but does not depend on water to breed. However, due to recent dam construction and urbanization in the Western Ghats of India, the blue-eyed bush frog population has become fragmented and is decreasing. Scientists hope that these threats can be minimized so that populations of this species listed as endangered may one day recover



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21 Comments

thank you friends :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

¡Excelente foto! Gracias por compartirla.

thank you friends for the appreciation :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

Beautiful, thanks for sharing and congrats :)

Congratulations on SOTD!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Congrats!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

excellent photo ashok! congrats on your SOTD!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Excellent shot!congrats Ashok!!

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 5 years ago

great macro

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Congrats!! :)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations for SOTD Ashok!!! Incredible photos. Thank you for sharing :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Congratulations Ashok, a gorgeous eye!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Congrats Ashok for the SOTD!!

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Congrats Ashok, your adorable frog has earned you Spotting of the Day! This stunning blue-rimmed eye belongs to a rare frog from southwest India. Sadly the population of blue-eyed bush frogs has become fragmented and is decreasing because of urbanization in the Western Ghats and the species is now endangered.

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staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Beautiful photos!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Excellent capture ...You should put second photo in cover :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Eyes are very nice!!Great Capture Ashok N!!!

Superb!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

OMG wow!!!! amazing love his cute eye... great capture.....

Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.37, Long: 74.75

Spotted on Aug 3, 2014
Submitted on Aug 3, 2014

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