Here are some of the amphibian species we have documented and identified so far on the island, with some interesting information to wet your wildlife appetite. If you click on the picture you can learn more about them and why they are important to the islands ecosystem and us.


Frogs and Toads

Family: Bufonidae

Asian Common Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) IUCN REDLIST: Least Concern

pete pics 205The Common Asian toad is part of the bufonidae family. The are distinguished by the ridges around their mouth and eyes. On the island this species flourishes during rainy season when the mosquitoes breed supporting the growth of their young (tadpoles).The adults feed on a range of invertebrates including scorpions.


Family: Ranidae

Green cascade frog (Odorrana chloronota) IUCN REDLIST: Least Concern

Male Green Cascade Frog, Odorrana chloronotaThe green cascade frog is part of the ranidae family. This species inhabit forested montane areas where slow to fast flowing rivers are. This species is very common in southeast Asia however, according to local specialists this species has never been recorded so far south and without any present populations in between.


Family: Dicroglossidae

Koh chang frog (Limnonectes kohchangae) IUCN REDLIST: Least Concern

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The Koh chang frog is part of the dicroglossidae family and their genus all have forked toungues and large teeth. They  inhabit evergreen hill forests breeding in slow-moving sections of streams, but commonly associated with human habitats. This species is not protected but in it is protected by law in Thailand.


Family: Rhacophoridae

Spot legged tree frog (Polypedates megacephalus) IUCN REDLIST: Least Concern

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The spot legged tree frog is part of the Rhacophoridae family (a true tree frog). This species i highly adaptable and inhabits a variety of different habitats grasslands, shrub-lands, plantations, forests, ponds, and marshes and near streams. They diet on small insects and breed in shallow still waters.

 



***Identification of these species has been made through, photographic documentation cross referenced with external specialists and identification books. Any errors in our database will be rectified upon notification, if you feel that we have misidentified any species please help us to improve our research through our contact us page. All people involved will be acknowledge in the website and reports***


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