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Microhyla palmipes
Palmated Chorus Frog, Percil Berselaput
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Microhylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
Microhyla palmipes is a very small frog; it typically has a snout-vent length of 18 mm. The head and mouth are small. There is a small rounded tubercle on the upper eyelid, but otherwise this frog has smooth skin. Its fingers and toes have dilated but small tips, and circum-marginal grooves. The toes are 2/3 to 3/4 webbed. This species is brown in color, with a double arrowhead pattern on the back, and darker, blackish sides.

The tadpole is black in color, with transparent tail fins. The tail is pointed but does not end in a filament. Eyes are located on the sides of the head. The spiracle is medial and covered with a sheet of skin.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Malaysia

Malaysian region distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peninsular Malaysia

 

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This species occurs in Malaysia and Indonesia. Within Indonesia it occurs in Sumatra, Nias, and Bali. It prefers to live in the grass in wet marshes, generally at higher altitudes of up to 1500 m, but it has also been found in lowlands.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Adults of this species primarily feed on ants and termites.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Urbanization
Local pesticides, fertilizers, and pollutants

Comments
This species is sometimes confused with M. annectens.

References

Iskandar, D. T. (1998). The Amphibians of Java and Bali. Research and Development Centre for Biology-LIPI, Bogor, Indonesia.



Written by Janel Marcelino (janel_m AT berkeley.edu), AmphibiaWeb intern
First submitted 2006-04-26
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-01-03)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Microhyla palmipes: Palmated Chorus Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2181> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 18, 2017.



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