Scientific Name : Fejervarya syhadrensis
Family : Dicroglossidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Bombay Wart Frog, Hill Cricket Frog, Long-legged Cricket Frog, Small Cricket Frog, Southern Cricket Frog, Syhadra Frog
Habitat : Almost every type of habitat (wetlands), including salt water.
Description : The forest cricket Frog, also known as the Bombay night frog, is a small amphibian species. This frog remains active at night, and spends the majority of its time hidden in leaf litter or other ground cover. Its distinctive wart-like bumps on its skin provide excellent camouflage in its natural habitat. The Bombay Wart Frog is a relatively small species, growing up to around 2.5 inches in length. Despite its small size, this frog has a loud and distinctive call, which it uses to attract mates.
The Forest Cricket Frog is adapted to life in moist and humid environments, such as the rainforest floor. Its diet consists of small invertebrates such as insects and spiders, which it hunts for in and around the leaf litter. This species is an important part of the local ecosystem, as it helps to control populations of insects and other small creatures.
Unfortunately, like many amphibian species, the Forest Cricket Frog is facing threats from habitat loss and climate change. As the Western Ghats are being developed and destroyed for human use, the Forest Cricket Frog's habitat is being fragmented and degraded. By preserving these species, we can help ensure a healthy future for ourselves and the planet.
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:tonyg(www.inaturalist.org/people/tonyg),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.