Scientific Name : Hylarana taipehensis
Family : Ranidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Two-striped Grass Frog, Taipei Frog
Habitat : Almost every type of habitat, except salt water.
Description : Two striped grass frog is also known as Taiwan Green Tree Frog or Taiwan Cascade Frog.
The Taiwan Green Tree Frog is a small to medium-sized frog, typically measuring between 3-6 cm in length. It has a bright green coloration with a light-colored underside. It also has large, round eyes with a horizontal pupil.
This species of frog is commonly found in forests, swamps, and other areas with vegetation near water sources such as streams, ponds, and lakes.
Taiwan Green Tree Frogs are carnivorous and feed on a variety of insects and other small invertebrates, such as spiders and worms.
These frogs are nocturnal and spend most of the day hiding in vegetation to avoid predators. They are arboreal, meaning they spend most of their time in trees and shrubs, and have adhesive toe pads that help them climb and stick to surfaces.
Females lay their eggs on vegetation near water sources. Tadpoles hatch from the eggs and undergo metamorphosis into juvenile frogs after several weeks. Males will often call out to attract females during the breeding season.
Male Taiwan Green Tree Frogs are known to produce loud, distinctive calls during the breeding season, which can be heard from a distance of several meters. These calls are used to attract females and to establish territorial boundaries.
The Taiwan Green Tree Frog has several adaptations that help it survive in its environment, including its bright green coloration which helps it blend in with the vegetation, and its adhesive toe pads which allow it to climb and stick to surfaces.
its population may be declining in some areas due to habitat loss and other threats. Conservation efforts are focused on protecting its habitat and raising awareness about its importance in local ecosystems.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Md. Shalauddin, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka. Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, Hasan 2014, Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh).photo credit:doggy0406(www.inaturalist.org/people/doggy0406),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.