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    • Kaloula pulchra
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    • Asian Painted Frog
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Asian Painted Frog Kaloula pulchra [inactive]




January 8, 2015


Frog photographed early evening on the lawn belonging to a hotel/resort. Secondary bushland/old farmland close by. Compared photos on the web so not 100% sure.

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Description from Wikipedia

The banded bull frog (Kaloula pulchra) is also known as the chubby frog (in the pet trade), Asian painted frog, rice frog, or bubble frog. These frogs belonging to the narrow-mouthed frog family have round bodies with mahogany brown backs and cream stomachs. The distinctive stripes down the side can range from copper-brown to salmon pink in color. Males have darker throats than females. Frogs grow to 7–8 cm with females generally being larger than males. The...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.