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Malayan Horned Frog

Megophrys nasuta


I would appreciate a definite ID on this charismatic frog - one of four found near roadside streams.and all of a similar size. My first thought was a juvenile Malayan Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta) but they did not seem to look anything like this species other than having slightly elongated eye ridges. Langkawi, Malaysia

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 6 years ago
Malayan Horned Frog
Megophrys nasuta Long-nosed horned frog

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Kristian Bell
Kristian Bell 6 years ago

Thanks for the ID Ashley.

ScottHarte 6 years ago

sweet, great find Kris

AshleyT 6 years ago

I believe you are correct about this being a juvenile. Of all of the Horned Frogs, this is the only species that has a dorsolateral fold and a fold extending from the eye to the shoulder of the front leg, which I can see both of these on your frog. It's just a highly variable species, so going off of color or pattern won't help you at all. The key characteristics fit for this species though.

Kristian Bell
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Kristian Bell

Perlis, Malaysia

Lat: 6.36, Long: 99.70

Spotted on Oct 25, 2013
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013

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