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  Hylarana labialis
  Family Name : Ranidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Amphibian)

  Synonyms : Hydrophylax raniceps

  Common Names : Copper-cheeked Frog, Forest Greenback

 
Copper-cheeked Frog,Forest Greenback
  • Description
    • Size :
      7 cm SVL
      Description :
      Fomerly confused with Rana chalconata and Hydrophylax raniceps.

      Dorsal surface relatively smooth, ranging from bright green to shades of yellow or brown. Hind legs long and slender, tips of fingers and toes flattened into disks. Snout pointed, upper lip white, eardrum brown.

      Tadpoles are yellowish to orange, often with translucent skin. Blackish bar is present under the eyes, and poison glands form a pair of white stripes on the belly. They are often found in forest streams with running water.

      Its call sounds like dripping water.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Often found in forest streams with running water. Nocturnal, semi-arboreal, and insectivorous.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Occurs in the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and Sumatra.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Tekong, Western Catchment Area
  • Conservation
    • Notes :
      Two forms of this frog are present in Singapore, and likely to be separate species - a large, darker form, and a smaller, pale form.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2012. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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