Species: Kaloula pulchra. Size (snout to vent): Female cm, male cm. Play call ▻. The Banded Bullfrog is a highly adaptable species able to survive in. The Asian painted bullfrog (Kaloula pulchra) is a somewhat cute and comical narrow-mouthed toad from Asia. It has established itself as something of a regular. Phylum/Division: Chordata. Class: Amphibia. Order: Anura. Family: Microhylidae. Genus: Kaloula. Species: K. pulchra. Common Names: Banded Bullfrog. Status.

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The banded bull frog Kaloula pulchra is also known as the chubby frog in the pet tradeAsian painted frog, rice frog, or bubble frog.

For the best chance of success, I advise starting with a breeding stock of six to 12 animals at a 2: Humidity should be maintained around the region of 70 percent; this will be largely achieved through release of moisture from the damp substrate, but it can be helped and replenished through regular misting. Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

Calohyla pulchra – Peters and Doria, Ann. However, this is the preferred element if an object includes all of these things and details about conservation listings.

This system has some advantages, particularly in maintaining water quality, but it is a little over the top for the hobbyist breeder. One of the most interesting things about chubby frogs is their breeding and rapid development, but sadly this is rarely observed in captivity.


If activity ppulchra witnessed in the evenings, a small amount of food may still be offered, but throughout the process, this disturbance should be kept to a minimum. These frogs are big eaters and are very slow.

Kaloula pulchra Gray, | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

This will force the frogs to burrow deeper to pupchra moisture, and it will help insulate them from the cold temperatures they will be exposed to. I have had success in breeding this species with no artificial lighting provided, but everything you do to enhance breeding triggers can ultimately increase your chances of a successful pulhcra.

Species in same genus Kaloula aureataGolden bullfrog Kaloula baleataBrown bullfrog Kaloula latidiscaWide-disked narrow-mouthed frog Kaloula mediolineataMedian-striped bullfrog. With a good feeding regime, the first froglets can be expected in as little as two weeks, with subsequent froglets emerging over a further two-week period.

These lulchra are voracious eaters, and will eat flies, crickets, moths, grasshoppers, earthworms and more. Read more about the Anura order. This should be a tight fit in the aquarium and well-supported to take the weight of the substrate and frogs.

Frogs, Toads, and Treefrogs: It seems that your browser does not have Javascript enabled. Painted frogs hide under leaf litter during the day hours and eat lulchra the evening.

For some reason, the data did not load properly. Females can remain reproductively inactive through the dry periods and begin spawning after a heavy rainfall.

The males call while afloat in pools of water. This frog is native to South East Asia, and usually lives on the forest floor, in rice fields, and even inside homes. They are sensitive to chlorine in pulhcra.


Banded bullfrog

Pet trade Chubby Frogs are commonly akloula in pet stores. It has been introduced and become established in Guam, [4] Singapore, Borneo and Sulawesi with specimens noted in Australia and New Zealand. If you choose to light the enclosure, I advise using a standard freshwater aquarium tube or one of the many daylight compact lamps available, set to illuminate the enclosure for around 12 hours a day.

The introduction pathways of the frogs are discussed, along with their status, distribution, impacts, and management issues with regard to Singapore.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. The distinctive stripes down the side can range from copper-brown to salmon pink in color.

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To add a new location to the range map we need a clear image of the specimen you have encountered. Sheets of fine-filter foam, weed-suppressant membrane or other close-weave cloth work well for this. Describes average size, max, range; type of size perimeter, length, volume, weight Behaviour In India, the frogs call after the first heavy monsoon showers in April—May.

Other Resources Ecology Asia. They do not hibernate to the same extent as temperate species, nor do they aestivate like frogs from savannah ppulchra.

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