Focussing on the vertebrate
 fauna of SE Asia
  

 

Home  
覧覧覧覧覧  
SE Asia fauna ...  
   
Primates
 Carnivorans
 Other Large Mammals
 Squirrels & Small Mammals
 Bats
覧覧
Birds
覧覧
 Snakes
 Lizards & Crocodilians
 Turtles
覧覧
 Amphibians
 Tadpoles
FFrogs & other calls
覧覧
Fishes
覧覧
Species Lists
 








 
覧覧覧覧覧  
  SE Asia Vertebrate Records  (SEAVR) 2018  
覧覧覧覧覧  
New Guinea fauna ...  
   
Snakes
 Lizards
 Frogs
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
 Articles & Publications
 News Links
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
 

Search this site ...

 
 


   

 
  覧覧覧覧覧  

Recently added ...
 
 
     
 
     
 
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
     
   
     
    Links :  
  HOSCAP Borneo  
  Context Institute
  Herpetological Soc. Singapore
  HabitatID  
  Primatewatching  
  Intl. Otter Survival Fund
  Orang Utan Appeal (UK)  
  Wallace Online  
    Citizen Action for Tigers  
    Nature Society (Singapore)  
  Traffic  
    Wild Singapore  
     
  Email :
 
     
  Text and photos by Nick Baker, unless otherwise credited.
Copyright ゥ Ecology Asia 2018
   

 

   
   
 
Common Greenback
   
   

Fig 1


Fig 2


Fig 3


Fig 4


Fig 5


Fig 6


Fig 7

 

Family : RANIDAE
Species : Hylarana erythraea
Size (snout to vent) :
Female 7.5 cm,  Male 4.5 cm

A common species of scrubland, grassland and agricultural areas, this frog is easily identified by the pair of white bands running along the sides of the body. It is sometimes called the 'Red-eared Greenback' on account of the colour of the tympanum (left). The back may be green or brown.

It is mainly nocturnal, and relatively approachable, generally sitting still if disturbed. It may be encountered clinging to shrubs, or in puddles of water or by small streams. 

Its range extends from Thailand and Indochina to Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, and down to the islands of Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines.


Fig 1 : Typical example from Kranji Marshes, Singapore.

Fig 2 : Specimen from Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.

Fig 3 : Pale specimen from Mandai, Singapore.

Fig 4 : Typical specimen on leaf litter in Singapore's central forests.

Fig 5 : Example from Langkawi, northern Peninsular Malaysia.

Fig 6 : The tadpoles are speckled brown or olive-brown with an elongate head.

Fig 7 : Example from Yogyakarta, central Java, Indonesia.


References : H2, H3