This section provides details about all the amphibians spotted in the Region.
English Name : Common Asian Toad Scientific Name : Duttaphrynus melanostitus Family : Bufonidae Tamil Name : Sori thavalai Description : The Common Asian toad is recognized by its medium to large size and the numerous black tipped, horny warts spread all over the body. Its colour is hivgly variable, ranging from plain brick red […]
English Name : Common Indian Tree frog Scientific Name : Polypedates maculatus Family :Rhacophoridae Tamil Name: Theirai Description: A slender medium sized frog with a single vocal sac. The body is brownish, grayish, whitish or yellowish darker above with darker spots. The skin is smooth above and granulated on the belly and […]
English Name: Indian Pond Frog Scientific Name: Euphlyctis hexadactylus Family : Dicroglossidae Tamil Name : Pachchai thavalai Description: The Indian pond frog is a medium to large sized frog that is commonly seen in freshwater ponds throughout the plains of peninsular India. Coloration is bright green or olive green above with a whitish yellow vertebral […]
English Common Name: Indian Burrowing Frog. Scientific Name:Sphaerotheca breviceps Family Name: Ranidae Tamil Name : Mann Thavalai Description: They are small frog with rsther blunt toad like snout, it varies from pale gray to dark brown in color with black irregular blotches on the body and limbs. Many individual s have a yellow line on […]
English Name: Indian Paddyfield frog Scientific Name: Zakerana sahyadrensis Family : Dicroglossidae Tamil Name : Thavalai Description : The Indian paddy field frog is a small to medium sized frog of the Indian wetlands, meadows and other damp ground. It is olive brown in colour with black spots and bands all over the upper surface. […]
English Name : Skittering frog Scientific Name: Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis Family :Dicroglossidae Tamil Name : Thavalai Description: A medium sized frog found in still waters. Females are larger than males. Gray, olive, brown or blackish above with darker spots or marbling dorsally. It is closely related to the Green pond frog (Euphlyctis hexadacatylus) with which it […]