Scientific Name : Pterorana khare
Family : Ranidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Khare’s Stream Frog, Indian Flying Frog
Habitat : Nocturnal/Forests
Description : The Khare's Jumping Frog is a small-sized frog, with males typically measuring around 3 cm in length, and females slightly larger. They have a bright green coloration on their back and a yellowish-white belly. Their skin is smooth and shiny, with no noticeable warts or ridges. They have large, round eyes with horizontal pupils.
This species of frog is commonly found in forests, near streams and other freshwater bodies in mountainous regions. They are also found in agricultural areas, particularly rice paddies.
It is carnivorous and feeds on a variety of small invertebrates, such as insects, spiders, and snails.
These frogs are primarily nocturnal, and during the day they can be found hiding under rocks and vegetation near water sources. They are good swimmers and can often be found in water bodies. They can also jump long distances to escape from predators or to move between habitats.
Females lay their eggs in shallow water, and tadpoles hatch from the eggs and undergo metamorphosis into juvenile frogs after several weeks. Breeding usually takes place during the rainy season, which lasts from May to September.
Male Frogs produce a series of short, sharp calls during the breeding season, which can be heard from a distance of several meters. The call is used to attract females and to establish territorial boundaries.
Habitat loss due to deforestation and agricultural expansion is likely to be a major threat to this species. In addition, pollution and the introduction of non-native species may also have negative impacts on its population.
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:alchetron.com(www.inaturalist.org/people/alchetron.com),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.