Black-spotted sticky frog

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Black-spotted Sticky Frog
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Subfamily: Microhylinae
Genus: Kalophrynus
Species: K. pleurostigma
Binomial name
Kalophrynus pleurostigma
Tschudi, 1838

Kalophrynus stellatus

The Black-spotted Sticky Frog (Kalophrynus pleurostigma) is a small frog with a black spot just in front of each of its hind legs. It releases a sticky substance when threatened, thereby making it an unpleasant meal for predators, allowing it to escape from harm.

This species develops in the pitchers of some carnivorous Nepenthes,[1] a habitat that is fast diminishing locally. On a global scale, it is not yet considered threatened by the IUCN.


  1. ^ Lim, K.K.P. & P.K.L. Ng 1991. "Nepenthiphilous larvae and breeding habits of the sticky frog, Kalophrynus pleurostigma Tschudi (Amphibia: Microhylidae)" (PDF).  The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 39(1): 209–214.

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