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Those glittering eyes!! Endemic | endangered<br />
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The females of the cross backed tree frogs are beautiful than the males, thanks to their attractive star patterned eyes. As seen in my previous post the males have plain iris. <br />
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Those glittering eyes!!

Endemic | endangered

The females of the cross backed tree frogs are beautiful than the males, thanks to their attractive star patterned eyes. As seen in my previous post the males have plain iris.

    comments (11)

  1. No doubt this is Best of the Species Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Abhi :)
      The best is yet to be made!!
      Posted 2 years ago
  2. A superb find and an absolutely amazing capture, one of your best! Posted 2 years ago
    1. This was after 4 years of waiting!
      Thanks Ferdy :)
      Posted 2 years ago
  3. Amazing capture of the eyes!
    Well done.
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Albert :) Posted 2 years ago
  4. Great photo Karthik, brilliant closeup. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 2 years ago
  5. I love it! Posted one year ago
  6. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:
    "Frog eyes!! Frogs may be well-known for their jumping skills, croaking, and slimy skin, but their eyes are seriously impressive! Eyes are such complex sensory organs, and frog eyes have several characteristics that make them even more amazing! Most frogs have large, bulging eyes that are positioned on top of their heads. The size and position of their eyeballs gives them close to a 360 degree field of view and compensates for their inability to turn their heads. Their eyes also have a nictitating membrane, which is like a semi-transparent eyelid that protects and camouflages their eyes. Frogs have powerful night vision, thanks to a mirror-like layer of tissue behind their retinas, called the tapetum lucidum, which makes their eyes appear to glow in the dark. It helps them see objects in low light. And, if their eyes get damaged, they can regenerate the different structures and self-repair! Amazing! One of the most strangely cool things about frog eyes is that they help with eating. Frogs don't have the muscles needed to chew and swallow their food. So, when a frog swallows, its eyes retract into openings in their skull, push the food down its throat, and help it to swallow! Eyes are amazing organs. Just the fact that all the components in an eyeball work together so that we can see the world around us is astounding! The diversity of frog eye color and patterns, in addition to their special features makes frog eyes truly exceptional. {Credits are in the comments} #JungleDragon"
    Posted 3 days ago
    1. Fantasticcccc! Posted 3 days ago

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''Raorchestes signatus'' is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is endemic to the Western Ghats, India. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.
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 Nov 7, 2016. Captured Sep 10, 2016 21:05.
  • NIKON D7200
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO500
  • 90mm