Species of Thailand

Larut bug-eyed frog

Theloderma asperum, George Albert Boulenger, 1886

(In Thai: ปาดตะปุ่มเล็ก)

Theloderma asperum is a frog in the family Rhacophoridae. It is also known as the pied warty frog, hill garden bug-eyed frog, or somewhat informally, bird poop frog. It is the smallest frog of the genus, reaching no more than 3 centimeters long. The main color of the frog is red-brown. The sides of the frog are mud-white with red spots. The frog has dark red eyes. The frog can be found in the northeastern India, Burma, China (Tibet, possibly more widely), Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam as well as Sumatra in Indonesia.

Theloderma asperum is a tree bark mimic that breeds in tree holes.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Rhacophoridae
Genus
Theloderma
Species
Theloderma asperum

Common names

  • English:
    • Larut bug-eyed frog
    • Pied warty frog
    • Hill garden bug-eyed frog
    • Bird poop frog
    • Pied warted tree frog
  • Thai: ปาดตะปุ่มเล็ก

Synonyms

  • Rhacophorus asperrimus, Ernst Ahl (1927)
  • Ixalus asper, George Albert Boulenger (1886)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Theloderma asperum

Range Map

Distribution map of Larut bug-eyed frog, Theloderma asperum in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Betong District, Yala
Range map of Theloderma asperum in Thailand