Green Pond Frog, Euphlyctis hexadactylus

The Green Pond Frog (Euphlyctis hexadactylus) is a common species of aquatic frog located in the peninsular India and Sri Lanka.

The vomerine teeth are in two oblique series extending beyond the hinder edge of the choanae. The head is moderate and the snout is rather pointed. The fingers are slender with the first digit extending a little beyond the second. The toes are webbed to the tips which are acutely pointed. The outer toe is strongly fringed and the fourth toe isn’t very much longer than the third or fifth. The subarticular tubercles of the fingers and toes are very small. When the hind limb is corned forwards along the body, the tibio-tarsal articulation reaches the eye. The skin is smooth, with more or less unique rows of pres around the neck, sides, and belly. It is brown above, occasionally a light vertebral line. The young are beautifully striped. The male has two external vocal vesicles opening by two slits under the angles of the mouth.

This species of frog is the only frog that eats vegetation. It usually consumes plants and some flowers.

Image Caption: Euphlyctis hexadactylus, India. Credit: Saleem Hameed/Wikipedia (CC BY 2.5)