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A Spotted Madagascar Reed Frog (Heterixalus punctatus) at night on a palm frond in Andasibe, Madagascar. One of many frogs we saw at night by walking along the roadside at night near Analamazaotra Reserve. Fall,Frog,Geotagged,Heterixalus punctatus,Madagascar Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A Spotted Madagascar Reed Frog (Heterixalus punctatus) at night on a palm frond in Andasibe, Madagascar.

One of many frogs we saw at night by walking along the roadside at night near Analamazaotra Reserve.

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  1. what a wonderful shot, I still have to find my first Costa Rican tree frog! Posted 6 years ago
    1. I am surprised! Costa Rica has so many treefrogs. How long have you been there now? Posted 6 years ago
  2. Looks I need to learn from you how to find them! I have seen toads and frogs here but normal ground models... I have spent the last hour on the web reading, you make it sound so easy, walking along the roadside and there they are. Apparently a lot of them live in the lowlands where I have never been at night.
    On which trees did you see them here? That might be a starting point. How high up in the trees.. it might difficult to see anything higher up than 2m in the dark. So far I have found various birds, moths of any size and many geckos here in the dark. Plus about anything that loves to drill holes in me. I have also seen pictures of tree frogs on banana leaves. No shortage of those in the garden but frogs? Maybe I'm blind :)
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. There are treefrogs that live at various levels off the ground, but a lot of them are just a few feet off the ground. Despite the name, they aren't necessarily in trees, but generally the frogs in the treefrog family are arboreal at least much of the time. Often you can find them in bushes and shrubs, in addition to higher foliage. A lot of species hang out near permanent water, e.g. in plants around the edges of ponds. A strong flashlight always helps! Posted 6 years ago

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''Heterixalus punctatus'' is a species of frogs in the Hyperoliidae family endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, rural gardens, heavily degraded former forests, ponds, irrigated land, and seasonally flooded agricultural land.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by John Sullivan
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Uploaded Dec 5, 2015. Captured Apr 23, 2007 07:28 in Lalan'Andasibe, 514, Madagascar.
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  • 250mm