Malabar Flying Frog


Common name : Malabar gliding frog

Scientific name : Rhacophorus malabaricus

Family : Rhacophoridae

Native to : Western Ghats of India

Interesting fact : The flying frog lays its eggs in foamy nests on trees above water, from which the hatched tadpoles drop into the water.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The Malabar flying frog can’t fly but actually glides or leaps (9 to 12 metres) from treetops using their toe webbing to break a fall. They are brilliant green with finely grained skins. Their toes and fingers have extensive red coloured webbing. Living on trees, they inhabit tropical moist forests, deciduous forests and coffee plantations.

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