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Karnataka night frog - Nyctibatrachus Karnatakaensis An endangered and endemic frog species from the Western Ghats. These can be found in torrential streams of the shola forests. This individual was resting on the edge of a huge rock about 3 feet from the water surface. <br />
This is the biggest nycti i have ever seen and documented from Charmadi Ghats. Saw around 10 individuals on rocks as well as in streams. <br />
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Spent around 2 hrs observing them. Not much activity seen apart from munching on insects that flew past them.<br />
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Karnataka night frog - Nyctibatrachus Karnatakaensis

An endangered and endemic frog species from the Western Ghats. These can be found in torrential streams of the shola forests. This individual was resting on the edge of a huge rock about 3 feet from the water surface.
This is the biggest nycti i have ever seen and documented from Charmadi Ghats. Saw around 10 individuals on rocks as well as in streams.

Spent around 2 hrs observing them. Not much activity seen apart from munching on insects that flew past them.

Same individual from the other image in a different perspective!

    comments (4)

  1. Great details… superb capture.
    Congrats :)
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank You! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Absolutely love this shot! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Fredy! Posted 4 years ago

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''Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis'' is a species of frog in the Nyctibatrachidae family endemic to the Western Ghats of India in the Kudremukh region. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by karthik_ak
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By karthik_ak

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Uploaded Feb 9, 2015. Captured Dec 13, 2014 20:02.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/6.3
  • 1/100s
  • ISO320
  • 90mm