A beautiful frog to come across , only if you are good enough to spot one.

scientific name:   pseudophilautus schmarda



There is a wide color variation for this frog and it helps them blend in quite well with its surrounding making it a bit difficult to spot if it does not produce any sudden movements.

Quite a unique characteristic that makes it easy to identify this frog is the serrations on the posterior margin of its limbs , giving it its Sinhalese name HIRIGADU GAS MADIYA.

They are quite commonly found on low lying rocks and tree trunks in wet zone forests from 30m up to 1000 m asl. If disturbed , it would jump and simultaneously squirt urine . This could be considered as one of their defense mechanisms.


A Beautiful frog to come across , only if you are good enough to spot one.


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