Species Details


Smith’s Litter Frog Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Leptobrachium smithi
Family : Megophryidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Smith’s Litter Frog, Red- eyed Frog
Habitat : Forests
Description : Smith's Litter Frog is a medium-sized frog, with adults typically measuring around 4-5 cm in length. They have a green or brown coloration, with a distinctive light-colored stripe that runs down their back. They have large eyes and long legs, which allow them to climb trees and move through vegetation.
It is typically found in forested areas, as well as in agricultural and urban areas. They are commonly found near water sources, such as streams and ponds.
It is a carnivorous species and feeds on a variety of small invertebrates, such as insects and spiders. They use their long, sticky tongue to catch prey.
It is a nocturnal species and is most active at night. During the day, they hide in vegetation to avoid predators. They are known for their ability to climb trees and to move through vegetation quickly.

They breed during the rainy season. Males call out to attract females, and the female will lay her eggs on leaves overhanging water. The tadpoles will drop into the water and develop before metamorphosing into adult frogs.

It is listed as a species of least concerned. Habitat destruction and pollution are threats to their populations in some areas.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Md. Shalauddin, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka. Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, ecolgyasia.comphoto credit:siriwatdangsri(www.inaturalist.org/people/siriwatdangsri),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.