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Monday, January 12, 2015

Malabar flying frog

Malabar flying frog: Spotted in my home at Adimaly: Tropical evergreen forests of Western Ghats, are known hot spots of amphibian diversity.Malabar flying frog – uses the webbings between its toes to glide or fly. The Malabar Flying Frog (Rhacophorus malabaricus) is a species of moss frog found in the Western Ghats of India. The term “flying frog” refers to its ability to make gliding jumps out of treetops of up to 40 feet.The Malabar Flying Frog is about 4 inches long (males being smaller than females), making it one of the largest species of moss frogs. Its back is vivid green in color and finely granulated. The belly is pale yellow and coarse. There are skin fringes between and along the long limbs, and a triangular skin extension at the heel. The webbing between fingers and toes is large and orange-red.

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