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File-eared Tree Frog by melvynyeo File-eared Tree Frog by melvynyeo
Also known as the Borneo Eared Frog, this large tree frog inhabits lowland rainforest up to elevations of around 400 metres. It is most commonly found grouped around suitable breeding ponds, clinging to nearby vegetation a few metres from the ground.

The species is easily identified by its large size and by the prominent ridges which lie above the eye and external ear-drum or tympanum. Another flap of skin extends horizontally beneath the tympanum.

Its dorsal surface is pale yellow brown adorned with dark brown stripes. The flanks show similar colour and patterning but the dark stripes are more thin. On the inner thighs and legs there is strong black banding on a white background. Its eyes are large with a horizontal iris.

Like other species of tree frog, their eggs are fertilized and develop in foam nests above suitable water bodies. The tadpoles will hatch and drop into the water below, or get washed down by heavy rain. Full-grown tadpoles may each 6 cm in length.

Polypedates otilophus occurs only on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo.
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floggerSG Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot!
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RheasBuggery Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Does it have a leech or something on it?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
That's just a small leaf on its body! :)
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sannwald Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
He looks tigered, zebraed an like wearing an indo-american warrior's dress the same instant. Some creatures just come in a design a human mind could never make up.
Protrudingly orange for such a tiny fella. Maybe that's the main reason my eyes are loweing the contrast just a bit.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
:)
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love frogs. I love this shot and I love this beautiful frog
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Thanks! :)
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