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Euphlyctis hexadactylus

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Definition

noun

A species belonging to the taxonomic family Dicroglossidae of the order Anura, and commonly called the green pond frog endemic to Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka


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Euphlyctis hexadactylus, commonly known as the green pond frog, is a species in the family Dicroglossidae, order Anura. This amphibian is endemic to Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

As it is called green pond frog, this smooth skin of this species is green with brown colouration at the back (dorsal). It has a moderate head with vomerine teeth in two oblique series that extend to the hinder edge of the choanae. The tympanum is as large as its eye. It has slender, acutely pointed fingers.1

The species is chiefly aquatic and thus it is found in various aquatic habitats, including brackish water.<sup2</sup>

The diet of adult E. hexadactylus is largely comprised of plant leaves and flowers. They also feed on invertebrates and small vertebrates. 1


Scientific classification:

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Dicroglossidae
  • Genus: Euphlyctis
  • Species: E. hexadactylus

Other name(s):

  • Indian green frog
  • green pond frog
  • Rana hexadactyla Lesson, 1834

See also:


Reference(s):
1 Euphlyctis hexadactylus. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphlyctis_hexadactylus
2 Euphlyctis hexadactylus
. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/58263/0