Monday, December 31, 2007

Common skittering frog (Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis)

Indian skipper frog or skittering frog (Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis) is a common frog recorded in Iran, Afghanistan,  Pakistan, India,  Nepal, Sri Lanka. This is member of Dicroglossidae family. Typically observed on the edge of the waterbodies with their eyes above water, and upon disturbance move inside the water skipping on water making noise, which earns the common name. This is rarely found outside water. It is a good pest control since it feeds on different insects and larvae voraciously.

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