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Chiromantis vittatus

Two-striped Pigmy Tree Frog Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chiromantis vittatus
Family : Rhacophoridae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Tree Frog
Habitat : Nocturnal/ Forests
Description : The Two-striped Pygmy Tree Frog is a small tree frog species. It is characterized by its bright green or yellow-green dorsal surface, with two distinctive black stripes running down the length of its back. This species is also known for its small size, with an average length of only 1 to 2 centimeters.

The Two-striped Pygmy Tree Frog is primarily found in tropical rainforests. It is an arboreal species, spending most of its time in trees and shrubs near streams and ponds. This species has adapted to its environment in several ways, such as its small size and bright coloration, which help it to avoid predators and blend in with its surroundings. It also has adhesive toe pads that allow it to climb and cling to smooth surfaces, which is useful for finding food and avoiding predators.

In terms of behavior, the Two-striped Pygmy Tree Frog is nocturnal, meaning it is most active at night. During the day, it hides in the vegetation to avoid predators. This species is also known for its vocalizations, with the male frogs producing a distinctive, high-pitched trill to attract females during the breeding season. In addition to vocalizations, this species also uses visual cues and physical gestures to communicate with each other.

Breeding in the Two-striped Pygmy Tree Frog typically occurs during the rainy season, and females lay their eggs in water-filled tree holes or other water sources. Males will compete with each other for access to females, and they may engage in physical combat to establish dominance. Once the eggs hatch, the tadpoles develop in the water, undergoing metamorphosis into adult frogs.

The diet of the Two-striped Pygmy Tree Frog consists mainly of small insects and other invertebrates. As an insectivore, this species helps to control populations of small insects in its ecosystem. In terms of predators, the Two-striped Pygmy Tree Frog is preyed upon by a variety of animals, including birds, snakes, and other small predators.

The conservation status of the Two-striped Pygmy Tree Frog is not currently considered to be threatened. However, habitat loss and fragmentation are potential threats to its populations. As with many species in tropical rainforests, the preservation of its habitat is essential for the survival of the Two-striped Pygmy Tree Frog. Overall, this tiny tree frog is an important part of its ecosystem, playing a role in the food chain and contributing to the biodiversity of tropical rainforests.
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 and photo copyright:Samiul Mohsanin. more information please contact with us