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A young water frog (Lankanectes pera) in the shallows This species was only described in 2018, and apparently nobody has gotten around to inventing a common English name for it yet. Geotagged,Lankanectes pera,Sri Lanka,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

A young water frog (Lankanectes pera) in the shallows

This species was only described in 2018, and apparently nobody has gotten around to inventing a common English name for it yet.

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  1. What would you call it? Posted 8 months ago
    1. Probably something like "Knuckles Range Water Frog" or "Knuckles Water Frog" to be analogous to some of the other species endemic to the Knuckles mountain range. But I'll wait for someone with some actual authority to invent a name. Posted 8 months ago
      1. Just thinking ahead, your last name is perfect for a species name: Sullivani.
        You have to admit that sounds GOOD!
        Posted 8 months ago
        1. I did find one frog in Sri Lanka that my guide didn't recognize, and thought might be an undescribed species. He said maybe it would be named after me, but he said "Pseudophilautus johni", which seems extremely unlikely as a name. (Also, it might just be a particularly colorful individual of a well-known species.) Posted 8 months ago
          1. Nice! Did you already post that one or still in the pipeline? Posted 8 months ago
            1. I haven't posted it. For now, I'm waiting to see whether my guide can come up with an ID for it. Posted 8 months ago

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''Lankanectes pera'' is a species of frog in the family Nyctibatrachidae. It is the second species found within the genus ''Lankanectes''. It is endemic to Sri Lanka.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by John Sullivan
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Uploaded Sep 19, 2019. Captured Aug 6, 2019 23:54 in Matale - Illukkumbura - Pallegama - Giradurukotte Road, Sri Lanka.
  • PENTAX K-3 II
  • f/16.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm