Scientific Name : Kaloula pulchra
Family : Microhylidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Painted Bullfrog, Asian Painted Frog
Habitat : Forests
Description : The Asian Painted Frog has a distinctive appearance, with bright red or orange coloring on its back and black spots on its belly. They are small in size, typically growing to be about 1-2 inches long, making them easy to miss in their natural habitat.
These frogs are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. During the day, they will usually hide in moist areas such as leaf litter, rocks, or tree bark. They are carnivorous and will feed on a variety of insects, including crickets, beetles, and moths.
The breeding season for the Asian Painted Frog typically occurs during the rainy season. Males will make a series of calls to attract females, and once they have paired up, they will lay their eggs in water or other damp areas. The eggs will hatch into tadpoles, which will then go through a metamorphosis into adult frogs.
When threatened, the Asian Painted Frog can secrete a sticky substance from its skin as a defense mechanism. This can make it difficult for predators to catch them or for them to escape if they are caught.
In captivity, the Asian Painted Frog can live up to 10 years, while in the wild, their lifespan is generally shorter due to predation, disease, and other environmental factors.
We should preserve them for our upcoming generation.
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:sunnetchan(www.inaturalist.org/people/sunnetchan),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.