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Kaloula baleata
Smooth-Fingered Narrow-Mouthed Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Microhylinae
genus: Kaloula

© 2007 Alexander Haas (1 of 6)

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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A plump frog with short hind limbs, webbed toes and spoon shaped fingertips. Males up to 60mm SVL, females slightly larger (65mm). Dark brown overall with white-tipped tubercles giving a granular appearance. Inguinal spot brick red in specimens from Java, other populations with yellow inguinal spots (Iskandar, 1998).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Thailand


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A fossorial species found in primary and secondary forest in peninsular Malaysia and Borneo, Indonesia (Sumatra, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi), Southern Thailand, Borneo, and the Philippines.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Reproduction occurs during periods of heavy rainfall, and tadpoles take about 2 weeks to metamorphose. (Iskandar, 1998).

Trends and Threats

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities


Iskandar, D. T. (1998). The Amphibians of Java and Bali. Research and Development Centre for Biology-LIPI, Bogor, Indonesia.

Originally submitted by: Janel Marcelino (first posted 2006-04-21)
Edited by: Tom Devitt (2007-03-14)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Kaloula baleata: Smooth-Fingered Narrow-Mouthed Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 30, 2022.

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