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This family of frog species, which occur in tropical sub-Saharan Africa, South India and Sri Lanka, Japan; northeastern India to eastern China south through the Philippines and Greater Sundas, and Sulawesi.


Amboli Bush Frog

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This is a rare shrub frog species endemic to the Western Ghats in India

Amboli Leaping Frog

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This frog is frog endemic to the Western Ghats of India.

Bombay Bush Frog

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Feihyla vittata

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Ghate's Bush Frog

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Ghate's Shrub Frog

Total Photos: 5

The species exhibits sexual dimorphism with males having single sub-gular vocal sac and a tubercle on the humerus while females lack them. The species shows direct development. The species is widely distributed in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra.

Indian Tree Frog

Total Photos: 4

These frogs measure about 7–8 cm in body length. They are mostly brownish, yellowish, greyish, or whitish above, with darker spots or markings, rarely with an hourglass-shaped figure on the back of the head and the front of the back. The loreal and temporal regions are dark; there is a light line on the upper lip.

Kakachi Shrub Frog

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Malabar gliding frog

Total Photos: 4

This species is widely distributed in the Western Ghats of India. It is an arboreal species of tropical moist evergreen forest, deciduous forest, secondary (disturbed) forest and coffee plantations. It is present in the lower canopy and understorey levels of the forest. It breeds in vegetation overhanging ponds, and the tadpoles develop in the pools.

medium-sized frogs; males are smaller measuring 35 mm in length, while the female is up to 65 mm. They have a slender body which is rusty-brown in colour with small black speckles on the back. Females are more greenish-yellow in colour on the back. The dorsal surface of the skin is a rough shagreen. The ventral (front) side is gradually lightened and becomes mostly white. Some areas of the underside of the fore-and hind-limbs have patches of yellow colour. The chest, belly and throat are glandular.

Raorchestes thodai

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It is found in Ooty in the Nilgiris district of the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu in India. The species is named after the Thoda tribe who dwell in the region.