Scientific Name : Hylarana nicobariensis
Family : Ranidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Nicobarese Frog, Nicobar Island Frog, Nicobar Cricket Frog, Nicobar Frog
Habitat : Nocturnal/Forests
Description : The Nicobarese Frog is a small frog, with adults measuring up to 3 cm in length.
They have a dark brown or black coloration with light spots or stripes on their back. They have a rounded snout and large eyes. Their legs are relatively short and adapted for climbing.
It is primarily found in forests and other wooded areas, where it is adapted to living in trees and shrubs. They are not typically found in water.
They are insectivores, feeding on a variety of small insects and other invertebrates.
It lays its eggs in the forest floor or in the bark of trees. The tadpoles develop in water-filled tree cavities or other small pools.
The Nicobarese Frog has several adaptations that allow it to survive in its habitat. It has long, flexible toes that help it to climb and cling to branches, and it has large eyes that enable it to see well in low light conditions.
The Nicobarese Frog is preyed upon by a variety of predators, including birds, snakes, and other larger animals.
It is known for its distinctive call, which is a series of high-pitched chirps or whistles.
It is listed as Near Threatened. Its populations are threatened by habitat loss and degradation, as well as by the introduction of non-native predators such as rats and feral cats. We should protect them for the 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:aswadandriyanto(www.inaturalist.org/people/aswadandriyanto),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.