Scientific Name : Limnonectes khasianus
Family : Dicroglossidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Flat-headed Frog, Corrugated Frog, Rivulet Frog, Broad-headed Frog, Khasi Wart Frog
Habitat : Nocturnal/Forests
Description : Flat-headed frogs can grow to be up to 3 inches in length and are typically brown or gray in color. They have relatively long hind legs, which allow them to move quickly and jump great distances.
flat-headed frog is typically found in wetland areas, such as swamps, marshes, and ponds. They prefer shallow, slow-moving water with lots of vegetation for cover and hunting.
Flat-headed frog has a relatively wide body and a pointed snout. Its skin is rough and bumpy, which helps to camouflage it in its natural habitat. They also have a distinctive stripe that runs down their back.
Flat-headed frogs are nocturnal and are most active at night. During the day, they hide in vegetation to avoid predators. They are also known for their distinctive call, which is often described as a low-pitched honk or grunt. Males will call out to attract females during the breeding season.
Flat-headed frogs are carnivorous and feed on a variety of small insects, spiders, and other invertebrates. They use their long, sticky tongues to catch prey.
Breeding occurs in the spring and summer, and males will call out to attract females. The female will lay her eggs in the water, and the tadpoles will hatch and develop in the water before metamorphosing into adult frogs.
Flat-headed frogs are considered a species of special concern in some states due to their declining population. Conservation efforts are focused on protecting their habitat and reducing pollution in waterways.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Md. Shalauddin, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka. Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh).photo credit:rachmi(www.inaturalist.org/people/rachmi),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.