Scientific Name : Amolops marmoratus
Family : Ranidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Marbled Cascade Frog, Beautiful Stream Frog, Torrent Frog, Cascade Frog
Habitat : Nocturnal/Forests
Description : The Marbled cascade Toad is a medium-sized toad, typically growing to around 4-6 centimeters in length. They have a marbled pattern of green and brown on their backs, and their bellies are usually cream or white. Their skin is smooth and moist to the touch.
This species of toad is found in forested areas near streams, creeks, and other bodies of freshwater.
They have several adaptations that help them survive in their environment. For example, they have webbed feet that help them swim, and their skin is covered in mucus that helps keep it moist and protects them from predators.
They are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. They are semi-aquatic, which means they spend time both on land and in the water. They are also good swimmers and can dive to escape predators or to catch prey.
These toads are carnivorous and primarily eat insects such as beetles, moths, and crickets. They will also eat other small invertebrates like spiders.
It breeds in the water, and the males will call to attract females during the breeding season. The females will lay their eggs in shallow water, and the tadpoles will hatch and undergo metamorphosis into toadlets before leaving the water.
The males of this species are known for their distinctive calls, which sound like a series of short, metallic whistles. They use these calls to attract females and establish their territories.Marbled Toad is currently considered a species of least concern, it does face threats from habitat loss, pollution, and over-collection for the pet trade. We should protect 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:Jonathan Hakim(www.inaturalist.org/people/Jonathan Hakim),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us