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Jerdon’s olive-brown frog

(Micrixalus saxicola)

Description

Micrixalus saxicola (black torrent frog,Malabar tropical frog,Jerdon's olive-brown frog,small torrent frog) is a species of frog in the family Micrixalidae,found in forest streams in the Western Ghats of India.«Tongue with a free,pointed papilla in the anterior part of the median line.Snout subacuminate,as long as the diameter of the orbit;canthus rostralis angular;loreal region flat,vertical;nostril equally distant from the eye and the tip of the snout;interorbital space as broad as the upper eyelid;tympanum small,hidden.Toes very broadly webbed,the web reaching the disks,which are very large;subarticular tubercles small;a small inner metatarsal tubercle.The hind limb being stretched forwards along the body,the tibio-tarsal articulation reaches the tip of the snout or somewhat beyond.Skin smooth above and beneath: a fold from the eye to the shoulder.Olive-brown above,with more or less distinct darker reticulations;limbs with dark cross bands;throat and breast often marbled with brown.Male with internal vocal sacs,the openings of which are very small.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Micrixalidae
Genus:Micrixalus
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