Anamalai dot frog

Ramanella anamalaiensis

''Ramanella anamalaiensis'' is a species of narrow-mouthed frog found in South India. The holotype was discovered at the base of the Anaimalai Hills, Coimbatore district in the southern Western Ghats. The holotype is missing and the status of the species was uncertain till 2010. Until rediscovered in the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary in 2010, this frog was reported only once by C. R. Narayan Rao in 1937.
Anamalai Dot Frog (Ramanella anamalaiensis) One of the rare frog from biodiversity hotspot from India - Western Ghat. Very less is know about this beauty and it was rediscovered just 8 years ago. Just want to show the size by placing my thumb in the image. Geotagged,India,Ramanella anamalaiensis,Summer

Appearance

Multiple populations of this species were located by S.P. Vijayakumar, Anil Zachariah, David Raju, Sachin Rai and S.D. Biju in different habitats within Parambikulam Tiger Reserve in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This frog exhibits a light to dark-brown dorsum with two yellow lines and scattered yellow spots. The underside of the body is brown with scattered white spots, giving it the common name 'Anamalai dot frog'. This frog calls loudly during the monsoon season. It hides under stones and logs on the forest floor or within tree holes during the rest of the year.

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Status: Data deficient
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyMicrohylidae
GenusRamanella
SpeciesR. anamalaiensis
Photographed in
India