Malabar Flying Frog

Malabar Flying Frog

Malabar flying frogs are a species of Indian frogs that are primarily arboreal. They have a sleek body with long, slender legs that give them the ability to cover long distances.

Scientific Name Rhacophorus malabaricus

Classification – Rhacophorus

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – About 10 cm (4 in)

Top Speed – 9–12 m in one jump

Special Features  They have two large eyes that protrude out atop their heads

Geographical Distribution – Western Ghats of India (along the Malabar Coast)

Natural Habitat – Tree trunks and treetops in the swamps and tropical vegetation

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Insectivorous

Predators – Snakes and larger birds