Species of Thailand
Red-sided sticky frog
Kalophrynus pleurostigma, Johann Jakob von Tschudi, 1838
(In Thai: อึ่งปุ่มมลายู)
The Black-spotted Sticky Frog (Kalophrynus pleurostigma) is a small frog with a black spot just in front of each of its hind legs. It releases a sticky substance when threatened, thereby making it an unpleasant meal for predators, allowing it to escape from harm.
This species develops in the pitchers of some carnivorous Nepenthes, a habitat that is fast diminishing locally. On a global scale, it is not yet considered threatened by the IUCN.
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- Kalophrynus pleurostigma
- Thai: อึ่งปุ่มมลายู
- Kalophrynus stellatus, Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1908)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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