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  Microhyla mantheyi
  Family Name : Microhylidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Amphibian)

  Common Names : Manthey’s Chorus Frog

 
Manthey’s Chorus Frog
  • Description
    • Description :
      Head relatively small, hind limbs relatively long and slender. Back dark brown, paler towards the sides; sides blackish; top of the head between the eyes and snout yellowish brown, hind limbs with blackish bands. An oblique yellowish streak behind the eyes. Vent opening in the centre of a large black spot. Tadpoles (about 1.5 cm) have upturned lips that are directed towards the water surface to feed on floating organic particles. Their tail tips are drawn into a thin filament.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Nocturnal and insectivorous.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Confined to the Central Nature Reserves.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. 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 

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