Scientific Name : Occidozyga lima
Family : Dicroglossidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Puddle Frog, Floating Frog, Java Frog, Pearly Skin Puddle Frog
Habitat : Nocturnal/Forests
Description : The Puddle Frog is a small frog, typically measuring around 3 cm in length. They have a brown or greyish-brown coloration, with a distinctive light-colored stripe that runs down their back. They have relatively long legs and webbed toes, which allow them to swim and move through water easily. Puddle Frogs are also known for their distinctive call, which is often described as a series of chirps or clicks. Their call is used to attract mates and to communicate with other frogs in their vicinity.
Puddle Frogs are typically found in moist environments, such as marshes, wetlands, and shallow pools. They are also known to live near streams and other bodies of water.
Puddle Frogs are carnivorous and feed on a variety of small invertebrates, such as insects and spiders. They use their long, sticky tongue to catch prey.
Puddle Frogs are nocturnal and are most active at night. During the day, they hide in vegetation to avoid predators. They are known to be good swimmers and can often be found in shallow water.
Puddle Frogs breed during the rainy season. Males call out to attract females, and the female will lay her eggs in water-filled areas. The tadpoles will hatch and develop in the water before metamorphosing into adult frogs.
The Puddle Frog is listed as a species of least concerned. Habitat destruction and pollution are threats to their populations in some areas. We should be more concerned to preserve them.
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:fajar_kaprawi(www.inaturalist.org/people/fajar_kaprawi),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.