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Kalakkad glider An endemic and endangered species of gliding frog first described from The morphology is similar to the widely distributed malabar gliding frog.<br />
But the colors vary. The normal coloration is darker with algae like texture on the dorsal side.<br />
They were 3-4 males calling but no signs of any female or may be we missed to spot one! Kalakad gliding frog,Rhacophorus calcadensis,amphibian,endangered,endemic,frog,gliding frog,india,northwest monsoon,tamil nadu,westernghats,wild Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Kalakkad glider

An endemic and endangered species of gliding frog first described from The morphology is similar to the widely distributed malabar gliding frog.
But the colors vary. The normal coloration is darker with algae like texture on the dorsal side.
They were 3-4 males calling but no signs of any female or may be we missed to spot one!

    comments (12)

  1. Great find, superbly recorded.

    Dave
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Dave! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Epic shot, perfect exposure! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Fredy! Posted 2 years ago
  3. Great find and shot Karthik. Fabulous species. Is it within TN or elsewhere? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Mark. It is found in tamil Nadu and parts of Kerala. This was found in Tamil Nadu. Posted 2 years ago
  4. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 2 years ago
  5. Awesome! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 2 years ago
  6. Edited species. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Mark! Posted 2 years ago

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The Kalakad gliding frog or Langbian flying frog is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family endemic to the southern Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu states, India. Its name refers to its type locality, the town of Kalakkad in Tamil Nadu.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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Uploaded Apr 14, 2016. Captured Dec 13, 2015 21:23.
  • NIKON D7200
  • f/11.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 90mm