Scientific Name : Hylarana leptoglossa
Family : Ranidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Cope’s Frog, Cope’s Assam Frog
Habitat : Forests/Rural
Description : Cope's Frog is a large frog, with adults ranging from 7 to 20 cm (2.8 to 7.9 inches) in length.
They have a green or brown coloration with dark spots or blotches on their back. They have a round snout and prominent eardrums behind their eyes. Their legs are muscular and adapted for jumping.
It is primarily found in freshwater habitats such as lakes, ponds, and marshes. They are semi-aquatic and can be found both on land and in water.
They are opportunistic feeders and will eat a variety of prey, including insects, spiders, other frogs, fish, and small mammals.
Cope's 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.
They have strong legs and webbed feet that help them to swim and jump, and their skin is thick and warty, which provides protection from predators and helps them to retain moisture.
It is preyed upon by a variety of predators, including snakes, birds, and larger mammals such as raccoons and foxes.
Cope's Frog is known for its distinctive call, which is a deep, resonant "jug-o-rum" that can be heard from a distance.
Cope's Frog is not currently listed as threatened or endangered, but populations have declined in some areas due to habitat loss and fragmentation, pollution, and disease.
It has several adaptations that allow them to survive in their habitat.
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.