Microhyla heymonsi

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Microhyla heymonsi
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Genus: Microhyla
Species: M. heymonsi
Binomial name
Microhyla heymonsi
Vogt, 1911

Microhyla heymonsi (commonly known as the dark-sided chorus frog or the Taiwan rice frog[2]) is a species of narrow-mouthed frog found in northeastern India, southern China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia south to the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra as well as the Great Nicobar Island.[1][2] It was originally described from Taiwan.[2]

As microhylids in general, Microhyla heymonsi is a small frog: males reach 16–21 mm (0.63–0.83 in) and females 22–26 mm (0.87–1.02 in) in snout-vent length. The dorsal colour is pinkish or greyish above with a black lateral band extending from the snout tip to the groin and entirely covering the sides of the head.[3] It inhabits a variety of disturbed areas as well as secondary vegetation. It breeds in temporary rain puddles, paddy fields, ditches, marshes and slow-flowing streams.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Peter Paul van Dijk; Djoko Iskandar; Lue Kuangyang; Chou Wenhao; Geng Baorong; Zhao Ermi; Sushil Dutta (2004). "Microhyla heymonsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Microhyla heymonsi Vogt, 1911". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Microhyla heymonsi". Amphibians and Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia. Retrieved 16 June 2013.