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Indian Painted Frog

Indian Painted Frog:

A rare Indian Painted Frog was recently sighted at Telangana’s Kawal Tiger Reserve, marking a significant find outside its usual habitats.

  • Indian Painted Frog is a species of narrow-mouthed frog that is part of the Microhylidae family.
  • Scientific Name: Uperodon taprobanicus
  • It is found in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, southern and eastern India, and Nepal up to an altitude of about 1300 metres.
  • It is most common in Sri Lanka.
  • In India, it is found in the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh and is most common in the southern areas of the Western and Eastern Ghats.
  • It can grow to an adult length of up to 75 millimetres (7.5 cm) from snout to vent with females being slightly larger than males.
  • This species is notable for its striking appearance, characterized by its smooth, rounded body and distinctive colouration, which often includes shades of brown, with patches of brighter colours such as orange or yellow.
  • Conservation Status:
    • IUCN Red List: Least Concern

Kawal Tiger Reserve:

  • It is located in northeastern part of Telangana(Old Adilabad district), with the Godavari River on one side and the Maharashtra border on the other.