Malabar gliding frog (Rhacophorus malabaricus)

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    25th Jun, 2020
  • The species Malabar gliding frog has been recently spotted in the orchard of a house at Pullad, near Kozhencherry.
  • Malabar gliding frog (Rhacophorus malabaricus) is a rare amphibian that can glide in the air up to 10 to 12 metres.
  • The species is endemic to the rain forests of Western Ghats.
  • IUCN Conservation status:Least Concern.
  • Its gliding abilities, with the long skin between the fingers, helped these frogs to cover 10 to 12 feet in one leap.
  • The frog has got a body length of 10 cm, making it one of the largest mossy frogs. The fingers and toes are like sticks to attach and walk through tree branches. Males are smaller than females.

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