Indirana leithii

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Leith's leaping frog
Indirana leithii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranixalidae
Genus: Indirana
Species: I. leithii
Binomial name
Indirana leithii
(Boulenger, 1888)
Indirana leithii map-fr.svg

Leith's leaping frog or Matheran Indian frog (Indirana leithii) is a species of frog found in the Western Ghats of India.[2]

Indirana leithii is a terrestrial species associated with leaf-litter of moist, tropical, semi-evergreen forest, including degraded forests.[1]


Vomerine teeth in two oblique groups just behind the level of the choanae. A free, pointed papilla on the middle of the tongue. Head moderate; snout obtuse, with obtuse canthus rostralis and concM e loreal region; nostril nearer to the end of the snout than to the eye; interorbital space a little narrower than the upper eyelid• tympanum distinct, two thirds the diameter of the eye. Fingers moderate, first not extending quite as for as second; toes two-thirds webbed, the web reaching the disks of the third and fifth toes; tips of fingers and toes dilated into small but well-developed disks; subarticular tubercles moderate; a single, small, oval inner metatarsal tubercle; no tarsal fold. The tibio-tarsal articulation reaches halfway between the eye and the end of the snout. Skin of back with small scattered longitudinal warts; a strong fold from the eye to the shoulder. Brown above, with small dark spots; limbs with dark transverse bands; lower parts white, throat mottled with brown. From snout to vent 1.25 inches.[3]


  1. ^ a b S.D. Biju; Sushil Dutta; Anand Padhye; Robert Inger (2004). "Indirana leithii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Indirana leithii (Boulenger, 1888)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Boulenger, G. A. (1890) Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia

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