The body is stocky, with a small head and short, rounded snout. This frog will inflate itself when threatened. The dorsum is dark brown, sometimes with irregular yellowish-brown spots. A narrow dark lateral stripe is present from the rear of the eye almost to the groin.
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The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed.
The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.
Table 1. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Kaloula pulchra are found here. The Malaysian Painted Frog is a nocturnal, fossorial species. It can burrow or climb into shrubby trees Kuangyang et al. In India, this frog calls after the first heavy monsoon showers in April through May. The males call while floating in pools of water.
The tadpoles can metamorphose in as little as 2 weeks. This species eats worms and insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, and ants AmphibiaWeb, The Malaysian Painted Frog can exude highly sticky secretions that most likely are used to deter predators.
These secretions are noxious unpleasant tasting but do not contain detectable levels of toxins when tested AmphibiaWeb, Christy, M. Multiple pathways for invasion of anurans on a Pacific island: Diversity and Distributions 13 5 — Krysko, K. Verified non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from through Outlining the invasion process and identifying invasion pathways and stages.
Zootaxa Kuangyang, L. Zhigang, S. Haitao, G. Baorong, P. Paul van Dijk, D. Iskandar, R. Inger, S. Dutta, S. Sengupta, S. Asmat Kaloula pulchra. In: IUCN Version Lazell, J. Geographic distribution, Kaloula pulchra pulchra. Herpetologial Review 27 4 The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations.
We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data. Citation information: U. Geological Survey. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database.
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For queries involving fish, please contact Matthew Neilson. For queries involving invertebrates, contact Amy Benson. Translate this page with. Common name: Malaysian Painted Frog. Taxonomy: available through www. Ecology: This species is found in wetlands, river banks, forest edges, and dry forests, as well as agricultural and residential areas. It breeds in season pools or ponds Kuangyang et al.
Means of Introduction: Pet trade. Status: A failed introducton in Florida. Impact of Introduction: Unknown. The species is a potential invasive species. Remarks: It has been accidentally introduced to several countries e. One specimen was discovered at the Perth airport in , and one found in cargo at a New Zealand wharf, but there are no records showing the species has become established in either Australia or New Zealand.
It often takes advantage of urban environments where it can be quite abundant AmphibiaWeb, References : click for full references AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation.
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Asian Painted Bullfrog Care
The banded bull frog Kaloula pulchra is also known as the chubby frog in the pet trade , Asian painted frog, rice frog, or bubble frog. These frogs belonging to the narrow-mouthed frog family have round bodies with mahogany brown backs and cream stomachs. The distinctive stripes down the side can range from copper-brown to salmon pink in color. Males have darker throats than females. They may live for as long as 10 years. This frog is native to South East Asia, and usually lives on the forest floor, in rice fields, and even inside homes. These frogs are voracious eaters, and will eat flies, crickets, moths, grasshoppers, earthworms and more.
The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables. Table 1.