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Microhyla fissipes

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Microhyla
Higher classification  Microhyla
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Microhylidae
Scientific name  Microhyla fissipes
Rank  Species
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Similar  Microhyla, Frog, Amphibians, Microhyla heymonsi, Microhylidae

microhyla fissipes

Microhyla fissipes (commonly known as the ornate chorus frog) is a microhylid frog from East and Southeast Asia, from southern and central China and Taiwan to the Malay Peninsula. It was previously considered to be the same species as Microhyla ornata of South Asia; thus the common names ornate narrow-mouthed frog or ornamented pygmy frog can refer to either species.



As microhylids in general, Microhyla fissipes is a small frog: males reach 22–27 mm (0.87–1.06 in) and females 25–28 mm (0.98–1.10 in) in snout-vent length. Tadpoles are correspondingly small, about 22 mm (0.87 in) in total length.

Habitat and behaviour

Microhyla fissipes is a common and widespread species. It can be found in many habitat types including lowland scrub forests, grassland, agricultural land, pastureland and urban areas. Sub-fossorial in habit, it is also found in forest floor leaf-litter. It is mostly nocturnal, only active diurnally during the rainy season. It breeds in rain pools and other bodies of still water. It tolerates habitat modification and can also occur in non-intensively farmed agricultural land. In the Peninsular Malaysia, it inhabits upper hill and montane forest where they can be found on low vegetation or around puddles or waterlogged areas.


Microhyla fissipes Wikipedia