Minervarya syhadrensis (Annandale, 1919)
Southern cricket frog
Taxonomic Notes: Synonyms include Minervarya caperata after Phuge, S., A. B. Patil, R. Pandit, N. U. Kulkarni, B. H. Chennakeshavamurthy, P. Deepak, and K. P. Dinesh. 2020. Importance of genetic data in resolving cryptic species: A century old problem of understanding the distribution of Minervarya syhadrensis Annandale 1919, (Anura: Dicroglossidae). Zootaxa 4869: 451 - 492; Minervarya modesta as proposed by Garg and Biju. 2021. DNA barcoding and systematic review of Minervaryan Frogs (Dicroglossidae: Minervarya) of Peninsular India: Resolution of a taxonomic conundrum with description of a new species. Asian Herpetological Research 12: 345â€“370 (DOI: 10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.210023).
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Color: Grayish dorsum, with dark spots, sometimes with reddish and orange suffusion, a light narrow middorsal line is often present. Ventrum white. During the breeding season, the male gular region is black.
Tadpole: Medium sized tadpole, Khan (1991a, 1996a) finds no apparent morphological difference from that of Limnonectes limnocharis.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Relation to Humans
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
For references in the text, see here
Khan, M.S. (1991). Morphoanatomical specialization of the buccopharyngeal region of the anuran larvae and its bearing on the mode of larval feeding. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Khan, M.S. (1996). ''The oropharngeal morphology and feeding habits of tadpole of Tiger Frog Rana tigerina Daudin.'' Russian Journal of Herpetology, 2, 163-171.
Originally submitted by: M. S. Khan (first posted 2002-04-07)
Edited by: Vance T. Vredenburg (2021-03-17)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Minervarya syhadrensis: Southern cricket frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/4798> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 7, 2023.
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