A Maryati's Torrent Frog (Meristogenys maryatiae) waiting for tasty bugs to wander near
I thought this frog looked suspiciously different from the numerous Northern Torrent Frogs (Meristogenys orphnocnemis) I saw in the same area. Borneo frog expert Dr. Alexander Haas agreed and identified this one as M. maryatiae.
inhabits rocky streams in lowland and hillside forests of Sabah.
This species is so far known from western Sabah. The altitudinal range is from 155 to 1000 m a.s.l.
M. maryatiae is a relatively small form of the genus: 31– 37 mm SVL (snout-vent length) in males, females measure 65–65 mm. The head is narrow, its width relative to SVL 32–36%. The iris' upper and lower halves are golden, with darker, reddish segments in between.
The back is olive brown with dark.. more