Scientific Name : Microhyla berdmorei
Family : Microhylidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Berdmore’s Narrow- mouthed Frog
Habitat : Forests
Description : Berdmore's Narrow-mouthed Frog, also known as the Burmese Narrow-mouthed Frog.
It is a relatively small frog, with adults typically measuring around 2-3 cm in length. They have a brown or olive-green coloration, with darker stripes or spots on their back. Their head is flattened, with a narrow mouth that is specialized for eating ants and termites.
These frogs are typically found in forested areas, as well as in agricultural and urban areas. They are commonly found in lowland areas and can be found in water-filled ditches, ponds, and marshes.
Berdmore's Narrow-mouthed Frog primarily feeds on ants and termites, which it catches with its specialized narrow mouth. They are also known to eat other small insects, such as beetles and flies.
These frogs are nocturnal and are most active at night. During the day, they hide in vegetation to avoid predators. They are known to be good climbers and can often be found in trees or other vegetation.
Berdmore's Narrow-mouthed Frog breeds during the rainy season. Males call out to attract females, and the female will lay her eggs in water-filled areas. The tadpoles will hatch and develop in the water before metamorphosing into adult frogs.
Berdmore's Narrow-mouthed Frog is listed as a species of least concerned. Habitat destruction and pollution are threats to their populations in some areas.
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:Tommy(www.inaturalist.org/people/Subhajit Roy),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us