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Malayan Horned Frog

Megophrys nasuta

Description:

Frog with orange toes in the Megophrys genus seen on the trail from Lempur to Renah Kemumu in the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. Elevation between 1000m-1200m. More photos of my trip here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=...

Habitat:

Spotting of the Day, April 4, 2012 "The Long-Nosed Horned Frog or Malayan Horned Frog, is a large frog species found in rainforests among leaf litter. It typically feeds on spiders, small rodents, lizards and other frogs." This one was still small, as can be seen in the pictures.

Notes:

I contacted Professor Djoko Iskandar, and he said it is Megophrys nasuta. They have a lot of color variations. Orange toes are not common, he says, they are usually black ventrally. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djoko_Iskan... http://www.sith.itb.ac.id/profile/djoko....

2 Species ID Suggestions

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago
Asian horned frog
Megophrys montana
Komodo
Komodo 9 years ago
Maylayan Leaf Frog
Megophrys nasuta


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24 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Hi, Luke. This is one great-looking frog. It appears to have been placed in the "Reptiles of the World" mission by mistake. When you get a moment, will you please remove it. Thanks! :-)

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

so neat & unique

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 9 years ago

Thanks everyone! Not gonna lie, it was quite a thrill when I saw this picture was chosen. Happy spotting!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow look at this guy amazing!
Congratulations Luke!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Congrats and what an interesting looking frog.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations Luke

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 9 years ago

Thank you so much!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Wow.. No doubt.. This really justified... Congrats Luke..!!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

congrats ! lovely spotting!

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Congrats Luke! Hooray for the orange-toed leaf frog!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations!

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

Congratulations Luke! This gorgeous frog was chosen as Spotting of the Day!

"The Long-Nosed Horned Frog or Malayan Horned Frog, is a large frog species found in rainforests among leaf litter. It typically feeds on spiders, small rodents, lizards and other frogs."

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KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome spot!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I mean crop this front picture and show bigger pose of it in separate picture like close up.

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 9 years ago

I rearranged the order so the second picture now shoes up as the cover image. Is that what you mean?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Luke.. Request you to crop second picture add it as separate one. It will be striking image.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Lovely one.. Nice spotting.. Lot of learning..!!

achmmad
achmmad 9 years ago

Its a perfect camouflage! and must be really hard to find him/her!

Anurag
Anurag 9 years ago

It's nice and as well take a look at image 3 how it camouflages with brown leaves.

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

He's just gorgeous!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Nice photos -- cool frog!

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Hmm... You may be right Luke. The distribution information I had for M. nasuta didn't include Indonesia, which is why I omitted it from consideration, but some sources DO list Indonesia as part of its range. And you're right, I've yet to spot another photo with the orange toes either.

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 9 years ago

I would lean more towards Megophrys nasuta than montana, especially considering Megophrys montana is endemic to Java, not Sumatra. Neither of them seem to have the orange toes, however, at least in any of the pictures I've seen.

luke.mackin
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luke.mackin

Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 9, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2012

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