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Species of Thailand

Red-sided sticky frog

Thai: อึ่งปุ่มมลายู

Binomial name: Kalophrynus pleurostigma, Johann Jakob von Tschudi, 1838

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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Microhylidae
Genus
Kalophrynus
Species
Kalophrynus pleurostigma

Common names

  • Thai: อึ่งปุ่มมลายู

Synonyms

  • Kalophrynus stellatus, Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1908)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Kalophrynus pleurostigma in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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