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Anderson’s Bush Frog Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Raorchestes andersoni
Family : Rhacophoridae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Anderson’s Bush Frog
Habitat : Nocturnal/ Arboreal/ Forests
Description : Anderson’s Bush Frog is a small-sized frog, with adult males ranging from 22-24 mm in length and females ranging from 28-32 mm in length.
The dorsal surface of the frog is generally light brown or gray, with irregular dark brown or black markings. The ventral surface is whitish with darker spots.
This frog has a pointed snout, relatively large eyes, and distinct oval-shaped finger and toe pads. The toes are partially webbed, and the fingers are unwebbed.

These frogs are found in moist evergreen forests, especially in the understory of dense vegetation.
Males of this species produce a high-pitched, whistling call that can be heard up to 5 meters away.

It is primarily an insectivore, feeding on small insects such as ants, beetles, and flies.

As an arboreal frog, it can climb and cling to vegetation. It has suction pads on its toes and fingers, which help it to grip and climb vertical surfaces.

It breeds during the monsoon season, with males calling to attract females. Females lay their eggs in small groups on vegetation overhanging water, and the tadpoles develop in the water below.
It is now "Endangered" due to habitat loss and degradation, as well as fragmentation of populations. We have to be more conscious about their preservation.
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: Nelson Annandale book (wikipedia)(www.inaturalist.org/people/Nelson Annandale book ),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.