Indian Green Frog (Euphlyctis hexadactylus) also known as the green pond frog and Indian five-fingered frog, is a common species of aquatic frog found in India.
Smooth skin and large eardrum. Eyes are placed more towards the head. body leaf-green or darker, often with yellow pale vertebral stripe runs from snout to vent. Fingers free, toes pointed and fully webbed.
It is a largely aquatic species, found in most types of waterbodies, and in various habitats, where it is associated with aquatic vegetation.
The diet of adult green pond frogs is unusual in that plant leaves and some flowers constitute a large part of their diets. However, they also consume invertebrates and small vertebrates. Juveniles, however, are insectivores.
Breeds after the first rain. Eggs laid in ponds and paddyfields and other fresh waterbodies with water plants.
Location to be updated - near Unawatuna, South coast. Accuracy needs updating to 1.5km
Found in mangrove forest near small pool. Only one small individual present.
Researchers' camp and its surroundings
The true frogs, family Ranidae, have the widest distribution of any frog family. They are abundant throughout most of the world, occurring on most continents except Antarctica. The true frogs are present in North America, northern South America, Europe, Asia, Madagascar, Africa, and from the East Indies to New Guinea; the species native to Australia—the Australian wood frog (Hylarana daemelii)—is restricted to the far north.