Scientific Name : Fejervarya pierrei
Family : Dicroglossidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Pierre’s Cricket Frog, Pierre’s Wart Frog
Habitat : Almost every type of habitat (wetlands), including salt water.
Description : Pierre’s Cricket Frog is a fascinating species that has a lot of unique characteristics that make them stand out. One of their most notable traits is their ability to change color, which allows them to blend into their surroundings and avoid detection by predators.it's very small, about 1 cm in size. They are typically green or brown, but can also be yellow, gray, or black.
The male frogs make distinctive sound to attract female frogs during breeding season.
They are adaptable.In addition to their adaptability, Pierre’s Cricket Frogs are also very active and agile. They are known for their ability to jump long distances, often leaping from one lily pad to another in pursuit of prey or to escape predators. These frogs also have a unique diet, feeding primarily on insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates. This makes them an important part of the food chain, as they help to control the populations of these smaller creatures.
Unfortunately, like many amphibian species, Pierre’s Cricket Frog populations are declining due to habitat loss, pollution, and disease. Wetlands and other water sources that these frogs rely on are disappearing at an alarming rate, putting the future of this species in jeopardy. Conservation efforts are underway to protect and preserve their habitats and to prevent further declines in their populations. By working together, we can help to ensure that Pierre’s Cricket Frogs, and other amphibians like them, continue to thrive and play their important role in our ecosystems.
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.