Species Details


Maculated Tree Frog Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Polypedates maculatus
Family : Rhacophoridae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Maculated Tree Frog, Indian Tree Frog, Spotted Tree Frog
Habitat : Forests
Description : These frogs are typically found in lowland rainforests and other tropical habitats.
Adult Maculated Tree Frog can grow up to 6 cm in length, with males being slightly smaller than females. They are characterized by their smooth, slimy skin that is typically green in color with black or dark brown spots. Their eyes are large and bulging, and their toes have adhesive pads that allow them to climb trees and other surfaces.

it is an arboreal species, meaning they spend most of their time in trees. They are most active at night when they hunt for insects and other small invertebrates, using their long, sticky tongues to capture prey. During the day, they rest in foliage, often in groups.

These frogs are known for their distinctive vocalizations, which are loud and high-pitched. Males use their calls to attract females during the breeding season, which typically occurs during the rainy season. Females lay their eggs on leaves that overhang ponds or other bodies of water, and the tadpoles drop into the water where they continue to develop.

It is a common species that is not currently considered threatened. Habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation, agricultural expansion, and other human activities are potential threats to their populations.

In addition to their ecological importance as predators and prey in their ecosystems. The skin secretion of the species is believed to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and it is used in traditional remedies for a variety of ailments.
It is important to be more careful about this unique species.
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:aniruddha_singhamahapatra(www.inaturalist.org/people/aniruddha_singhamahapatra),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.