Grass Frog

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Fejervarya limnocharis inhabits open country, clearings, agricultural land, road ditches , inner city parks and other habitats created or disturbed by humans. 

It is a very common frog with a loud voice in males. Choruses are formed at suitable reproduction sites and can be heard over long distances. This frog is relatively stout, yet fast and agile. It bears longitudinal ridges and usually a medial stripe on the dorsum, rounded bumps on the flanks; usually with a U- or W-shaped marking across the shoulder girdle. The general color is grey, brown, often with some green or orange. The species is similar to F. cancrivora but smaller, not salt tolerant, and less well webbed toes (less than half). 

Males grow up to 50 mm, females up to 60 mm in length. 

We found tadpoles in shallow puddles with sandy-silty bottom on banks of roads, paddy fields, parking lots etc. These puddles are sun exposed and the water can get very warm, obviously without detrimental effects on the tadpoles. 

The tadpole is moderately dorsoventrally compressed, ovoid from above. Total length 30–40 mm. The tail is relatively short. The dorsal side is brown or grey. The belly is silver with a silver streak along the midline.

 

 

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