Scientific Name : Humerana humeralis
Family : Ranidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Bhamo Frog, Boulenger’s Green Frog
Habitat : Nocturnal/Forests
Description : The Bhamo Frog is a medium-sized frog, with adults ranging from 4.5 to 7 cm (1.8 to 2.8 inches) in length.
Their skin is smooth and moist, which helps them to breathe through their skin as well as their lungs. They have a brown or grayish-brown coloration with dark patches on their back. They have a pointed snout and a white stripe along the upper lip. The underside is whitish.
The Bhamo Frog is primarily found in forests and grasslands near streams and ponds. They are semi-aquatic and can be found both on land and in water.
They are carnivorous and feed on a variety of small invertebrates, including insects, spiders, and other small arthropods. The Bhamo Frog is preyed upon by a variety of predators, including birds, snakes, and other larger animals. The Bhamo Frog has several adaptations that allow them to survive in their habitat. They have webbed feet that help them to swim and move through water, and they have the ability to change color to blend in with their surroundings and avoid predators.
Like most frogs, the Bhamo Frog has a complex reproductive cycle. They lay eggs in water, which hatch into tadpoles. The tadpoles then undergo metamorphosis, developing legs and lungs, and emerge from the water as adult frogs.
It is known for its distinctive call, which is a series of high-pitched "peeps" that can be heard at night during the breeding season.
The Bhamo Frog is listed as Least Concerned. They are threatened by habitat loss and degradation, as well as pollution and climate change.
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:rejoicegassah(www.inaturalist.org/people/rejoicegassah),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.