Microhyla berdmorei

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Microhyla berdmorei
Microhyla berdmorei, Khao Luang National Park2.jpg
Microhyla berdmorei, Khao Luang National Park
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Genus: Microhyla
Species: M. berdmorei
Binomial name
Microhyla berdmorei
(Blyth, 1856)

Microhyla berdmorei (common names: Berdmore's chorus frog, Berdmore's narrow-mouthed frog, Burmese microhylid frog, large pygmy frog, Pegu rice frog) is a species of narrow-mouthed frog found in eastern India, Bangladesh, southernmost China (Yunnan), Mainland Southeast Asia as well as Borneo and Sumatra. Frogs from Bangladesh probably represent an unnamed species.[2]


Male Microhyla berdmorei grow to a snout–vent length of 25–28 mm (0.98–1.10 in) and females to 27–45 mm (1.1–1.8 in). They have a characteristic yellowish belly.[3] They have relatively long legs and can make impressive jumps. Tadpoles are up to 23 mm (0.91 in) in length.[4]


Microhyla berdmorei inhabits various types of moist evergreen forest. It is generally associated with hilly regions and often found near streams. Breeding mainly takes place in still pools. Male frogs form large choruses. It is a common species in suitable habitat (though not in Borneo).[1][4]



  1. ^ a b van Dijk, P.P.; Inger, R.; Iskandar, D.; Yang Datong, Ohler; A., Lu Shunqing; Dutta, S.; Bordoloi, S.; Sengupta, S. & Asmat, G.S.M. (2009). "Microhyla berdmorei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T57876A11696719. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57876A11696719.en. Retrieved 26 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Microhyla berdmorei (Blyth, 1856)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Microhyla berdmorei". Amphibians and Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Haas, A.; Hertwig, S.T.; Das, I. (2013). "Microhyla berdmorei (Berdmore's Narrow-mouthed Frog)". Frogs of Borneo — The frogs of East Malaysia and their larval forms: an online photographic guide. Version 1.3. (30. May 2013). Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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