Scientific Name : Kalophrynus interlineatus
Family : Microhylidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Stripe Sticky Frog, Striped Sticky Frog, Microhylid Spotted Narrow- mouthed Frog, Piebald Narrow-mouthed Frog, Bubble-nest Frog, Blyth’s, Frog, Orang Sticky Frog
Habitat : Forests
Description : The Microhylid Spotted Narrow-mouthed Frog has a narrow mouth and a relatively small body, with males typically measuring around 20-25 millimeters in length and females slightly larger at around 30-35 millimeters. The frog's body is usually brown or gray, with dark spots or patches on its back.
This frog is typically found in moist environments, such as forests, swamps, and rice paddies. It is a nocturnal species, meaning that it is most active at night. The Microhylid Spotted Narrow-mouthed Frog feeds mainly on insects and other small invertebrates.
One interesting feature of the Microhylid Spotted Narrow-mouthed Frog is its call, which sounds like a short, sharp "kik." This call is used by males to attract females during the breeding season, which typically occurs during the rainy season.
Its narrow mouth is an adaptation for feeding on small insects and other invertebrates, which it catches using its long, sticky tongue. The frog's body is also adapted for camouflage, with its brown or gray coloration and dark spots helping it to blend in with the forest floor and avoid detection by predators.
Another interesting feature of the Microhylid Spotted Narrow-mouthed Frog is its ability to inflate its body as a defense mechanism. When threatened, the frog will inflate its body, making it appear larger and more intimidating to predators. This can help to deter predators and give the frog time to escape.
In addition to its physical adaptations, the Microhylid Spotted Narrow-mouthed Frog has unique behavioral characteristics as well. For example, males will call out to attract females during the breeding season, but will also engage in aggressive behaviors towards other males to defend their territory and mating opportunities.
Like many other frog species, the Microhylid Spotted Narrow-mouthed Frog faces threats from habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. Conservation efforts are being undertaken to protect this species and its habitat, including the establishment of protected areas and the development of sustainable land use practices.
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:sunnetchan(www.inaturalist.org/people/sunnetchan),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.