Species Details


Mymensingh Microhylid Frog Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Microhyla mymensinghensis
Family : Microhylidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Mymensingh Microhylid Frog, Moymonsingh’s Narrow-mouthed Frog
Habitat : Forests/Rural
Description : The Mymensingh microhylid frog is a small species.
This species is found in lowland forests and agricultural areas near water bodies such as ponds, rice paddies, and ditches in Mymensingh district of Bangladesh. They are about the size of a small grape. Adults range from 16.4 to 23.4 mm in length. It has a brownish or grayish color with black spots on their back and white with gray spots on their belly. The body is stout with a rounded snout, and the head is wider than the body. The legs are relatively short, and the fingers and toes are unwebbed.
Males have a unique advertisement call that consists of a series of "tsik" notes repeated at a rate of 3-4 notes per second.
They are active at night and feed on small insects like ants and beetles. These frogs are important members of their ecosystem because they help control the population of insects in their environment. It should be preserved for the future generations.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Md. Shalauddin, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka. Information sources: Hasan et. al 2014, 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.