Scientific Name : Fejervarya nepalensis
Family : Dicroglossidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Nepal Wart Frog, Nepal Cricket Frog
Habitat : Almost every type of habitat (wetlands), including salt water.
Description : The Nepal wart frog, also known as the Himalayan torrent frog, is a unique amphibian species found in the mountainous regions. These frogs have evolved to be perfectly adapted to their fast-flowing aquatic habitat, using their long legs and powerful hindquarters to jump between rocks and cling on in turbulent water. They have a distinct appearance, with rough, bumpy skin that provides excellent camouflage on the rocky surfaces they inhabit. This skin texture has also been suggested to help protect them from predators, as it makes them difficult to grip and swallow.
The Nepal wart frog is a relatively small species, growing up to around 3 inches in length. Despite their small size, these frogs are powerful jumpers, able to leap impressive distances from rock to rock. Their diet primarily consists of small invertebrates such as insects and spiders, which they hunt for in and around the water.
Unfortunately, like many amphibian species, the Nepal wart frog is facing a number of threats. One of the main threats is habitat loss, as the areas in which they live are being developed or destroyed due to human activity. Additionally, pollution of streams and rivers can have a significant impact on the health of these frogs, as they are highly sensitive to changes in water quality. Climate change is also a major concern, as it is altering the temperature and precipitation patterns of their mountainous habitats. By preserving these species, we can help ensure a healthy future for ourselves and the planet.
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:jaddesi(www.inaturalist.org/people/jaddesi),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.