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Malayan Leaf Frog

The Malayan leaf frog has a unique triangle feature due to the position of its eyelids and nose. This is the reason the species is sometimes known as long-nosed horned frog. The coloration of the frog helps it camouflage with the leaf litters and the surrounding.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Megophryidae
    Genus Megophrys
    Scientific Name Megophrys nasuta

    Other Names Malayan horned frog, long-nosed horned frog
    Size 3.9-4.7 in (9.9-11.93 cm)
    Color Black or brownish body exhibiting patterns, black or brown throat, the ventral side is creamy to yellowish
    Call Metallic and loud ‘henk’ or ‘honk’
    Distribution Borneo, Indonesia, Peninsula Malaysia, and Thailand
    Habitat Rainforests
    Diet Lizards, small rodents, spiders, and smaller frogs
    Predators Birds, snakes, skunks, shrews and bigger salamanders
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 10th 2019 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 9th September 2019.

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