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Masked Rough-Sided Frog, Hylarana baramica

The Masked Rough-Sided Frog (Hylarana baramica) known also as the Baram Frog, is a species of true frog belonging to the genus Hylarana. It can be found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Its type locality is the Baram River in Sarawak, Malaysia, giving it one of its common names. Their natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical swamps, and swamps. It’s not considered threatened by the IUCN.

Overall, this frog is brownish in coloration, with paler undersides with pale spotting. The legs usually show a darker brown spotting. The tympanum is brown with a brown or yellow-orange colored center. The skin has a raised or warty texture. The eyes are black with a gold colored iris.

The diet is mainly insects.

Image Caption: Baram River’s Frog, Hylarana baramica. From oil-palm plantation in Upper Seruyan, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Credit: Wibowo Djatmiko/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Masked Rough-Sided Frog Hylarana baramica


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