Green Paddy Frog
Facts about this animal
With its nice green colour and a pair of cream-colored bands with dark lining running along the sides of the body, it is one of the most beautiful south-Asian frogs. The upper lip is white and joins a white stripe running over the arm pit and along the lower part of the side. The red tympanum has given it the German name “Rotohrfrosch”, meaning “red-eared frog”.
Its size is between 4,5-7,5 cm. Distinct disks are present on the digit tips. It is mainly nocturnal. It may be encountered perching on grass or reeds at the waters edge. In regions with regular rainfall it can reproduce all year round. Although it has toe pads like tree frogs, it is rather living in water bodies.
Rana erythraea eats small terrestrial invertebrates, such as small millipedes, crickets and ants.
|Range||Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam. Introduced: Philippines|
|Habitat||A common species of scrubland, grassland and agricultural areas. It lives in vegetated floodplain ponds, but also in irrigation ditches and is frequently associated with rice fields up to 1200 m. It breeds only in stagnant waterbodies.|
|Wild population||In appropriate habitats it is quite abundant. The only threats impacting only some populations are water pollution by agrochemicals and over harvesting of populations for food.|
|Zoo population||1 reported to ISIS (2007)|