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Beautiful narrow-mouthed frog

Microhyla pulchra

Edward Hallowell, 1861

In Thai: อึ่งขาคำ

Microhyla pulchra is a species of narrow-mouthed frog found in northeastern India, southern China, and Southeast Asia south to at least Thailand but possibly as far south as Malaysia and Singapore. It has also been introduced to Guam.

It has many common names, including beautiful pygmy frog, Guangdong rice frog, and marbled pygmy frog. Microhyla pulchra is a common species in suitable habitat, but it is not often seen because it is cryptic and seasonal. It typically occurs near forest edges. It is eaten in Laos.

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Scientific classification

Microhyla pulchra

Common names

  • English:
    • Beautiful narrow-mouthed frog
    • Guangdong rice frog
    • Marbled pygmy frog
    • Painted chorus frog
    • Butler's narrow-mouthed toad
    • Beautiful pygmy frog
  • Thai: อึ่งขาคำ


  • Microhyla major, Christoph Gustav Ernst Ahl (1930)
  • Microhyla melli, Carl Christoph Vogt (1914)
  • Microhyla hainanensis, Thomas Barbour (1908)
  • Engystoma pulchrum, Edward Hallowell (1861)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Microhyla pulchra
Microhyla pulchra
Microhyla pulchra

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Microhyla pulchra

Range Map

Distribution map of Beautiful narrow-mouthed frog, Microhyla pulchra in Thailand
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Khiao - Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai Da
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Rayong District, Rayong
  • Na Haeo District, Loei
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Wiang National Park
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi
  • Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi
  • Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Microhyla pulchra in Thailand