Frog of the Week

Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis)

female-purple-frog

endangered

Common Name: Purple Frog, Pignose Frog
Scientific Name: Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis
Family: Nasikabatrachidae
Location: India
Size: 3.5 inches or 89.9 mm

The Purple frog has a face that only a frog lover could really love. They are found in the southern part of India in the Western Ghat Mountain. The Purple Frog is fossorial, meaning that they live underground. Interesting about the Purple Frog tadpoles, they often feed out of water.

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