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Malabar_Gliding_frog_ Malabar gliding frog is found  in western ghat. This frog has a body length of about 10 cm (4 in), making it one of the largest moss frogs. Males are smaller than females. Its back skin is finely granulated and the color is vivid green without markings, distinguishing it from the otherwise quite similar R. pseudomalabaricus, which has a black-marbled back and was long included in the present species. In preserved specimens, the back turns purplish blue. The belly is more coarsely granulated – particularly under the thighs – and pale yellow. There are skin fringes between and along the long limbs, and a triangular skin extension at the heel. The webbing between fingers and toes is large and orange-red.  Frog,Geotagged,Gliding,Green,India,Malabar,Malabar gliding frog,Monsoon,Rhacophorus malabaricus,western ghat Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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Malabar gliding frog is found in western ghat. This frog has a body length of about 10 cm (4 in), making it one of the largest moss frogs. Males are smaller than females. Its back skin is finely granulated and the color is vivid green without markings, distinguishing it from the otherwise quite similar R. pseudomalabaricus, which has a black-marbled back and was long included in the present species. In preserved specimens, the back turns purplish blue. The belly is more coarsely granulated – particularly under the thighs – and pale yellow. There are skin fringes between and along the long limbs, and a triangular skin extension at the heel. The webbing between fingers and toes is large and orange-red.

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  1. Another beauty! Nigh tours are so much fun, right? Posted 5 years ago
  2. That is so beautiful Posted 5 years ago
  3. Beautiful, stunning, lovely shot of a superb frog
    Posted 5 years ago
  4. Great one, the frog really lives up to its name with its pose :) Posted 5 years ago

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The Malabar gliding frog or Malabar flying frog is a Rhacophorid tree frog species found in the Western Ghats of India.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by swap279
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Uploaded Sep 18, 2014. Captured Jun 22, 2013 22:45 in Sawantwadi Road, Sawantwadi, Amboli, Maharashtra 416510, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 135mm