Skimmering Frog ID Required.
Observed at KM Road, Chikmagalur, India.
Size - 4 cms
Seen at a pond in a rice field.
Several in pool by Sinaraja Education Centre
After the National Seminar on Climate Change and Biodiversity at CBCNR, CUO in Koraput, Odisha from 23.11.2013 to 24.11.2013 my research group visited the famous Gupteswar temple on 25.11.2013. We took a trail to the Sitakund (a wetland) from 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm. We observed a Common Skittering frog (Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis) in the surface of that Wetland. Initially it was unidentified. Later on it was identified by Sarmistha Dey (https://www.researchgate.net/post/Please_help_me_to_identify_this_species2).
Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis is a common dicroglossid frog found in South Asia. It is known under numerous common names, including Indian skipper frog or skittering frog. They are often seen at the edge of bodies of water with their eyes above the water. They noisily move away from the shore when disturbed, giving them their common name. They are rarely seen outside water.