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Purple Frog

Purple frog is a species of frog occurring in the Western Ghats of India. The fossorial species spends most of the time of the year underground surfacing only for about two weeks during the rainy season to breed. 



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Sooglossidae
    Genus Nasikabatrachus
    Scientific Name Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis


    Other Names Indian purple frog, pignose frog
    Size 5.3 – 9 cm
    Color Dark purplish-gray
    Distribution Western Ghats of India
    Habitat Disturbed secondary forest close to evergreen montane forest and cardamom plantations, also lives in undisturbed forest
    Diet Mostly termites; also feed on ants and small worms
    Breeding Season Rainy season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 3000 eggs
    Metamorphosis Period Around 100 days
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on May 12th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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