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Indirana

(Indirana semipalmata)

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Description

Indirana semipalmata is a species of frog endemic to the Western Ghats region of southern India.They are small frogs,reaching lengths of about 36 mm (1.4 in) from snout to vent.The species breeds during the monsoons,laying their eggs on moist rocks and tree bark.Their tadpoles are terrestrial - hatching,feeding,and undergoing metamorphosis without ever entering any standing bodies of water.Indirana semipalmata is a small frog,with a snout-vent length (SVL) of 36 mm (1.4 in).The snout is blunt with moderate canthal ridges.The space between the eyes is about the same width as each of the upper eyelids.The tympanum and the eyes are of the same diameter.It possesses vomerine teeth with two slightly oblique oval groups just behind the level of the rear edge of the choanae.The males of the species lack vocal sacs.The first fingers of the forelimbs extend slightly beyond the second.At the ventral surface of each joint are well-developed tubercles and there is a single oval tubercle along the inner metatarsals.If the hind limbs are stretched forward the length of the body,the tibiotarsal ("ankle") articulation reaches the snout.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Ranixalidae
Genus:Indirana
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