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  Kalophrynus limbooliati
  Family Name : Microhylidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Amphibian)

  Common Names : Black-spotted Sticky Frog

 
Black-spotted Sticky Frog
  • Description
    • Description :
      Relatively small head, snout pointed downwards. Triangular-shaped body, short and slender hind limbs, very reduced foot webbing. Dorsal surface is pale brown or grey, separated from the sides by a thin lateral pale stripe.  There is a black spot on its groin area, without a white rim, but this is usually hidden by the thigh when the frog is crouching. Tadpoles are grey dorsally with white ventral surfaces. The call sounds like long, high-pitched whistling that occurs in the evening.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Nocturnal, feeds mainly on insects that inhabit the leaf litter on the forest floor.

      Previously confused with K. pleurostigma.
      Associated Flora :
       Tadpoles may inhabit terrestrial cups of pitcher plants (Nepenthes sp.).
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
       In Singapore, confined to the Central Nature Reserves. Occurs only in the Malay Peninsula.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Uncommon
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Vulnerable (VU)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2012. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Lim, K.P. & Lim, L.K. 1992. A Guide to the Amphibians & Reptiles of Singapore. Singapore: Singapore Science Centre. 160pp 
      Matsui, M., Nishikawa, K., Belabut, D. M., Norhayati, A., Yong, H. S. 2012. A new species of Kalophrynus (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa. 3155. 38 - 46 

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