Male photographed at Gunung Mat Cincang, Langkawi, Peninsular Malaysia.
Family : MEGOPHRYIDAE
Species : Leptobrachium hendricksoni
Size (snout to vent) : Female 8 cm, Male 5 cm
References : H3
The body of this
unassuming species is plump, and the legs thin and spindly. The dorsal
surface is variable, but generally dark grey in colour. The ventral surface
is lighter grey, and along the sides are dark spots.
Similar in morphology to
the Black-eyed Litter Frog, the
Spotted Litter frog can be distinguished by the colour of the iris of which
the upper third or half is orange. The female of this species are also
somewhat larger, reaching 8 cm.
This frog inhabits the
leaf litter of primary forests, and is to be found in southern Thailand,
Peninsular Malaysia, and possibly parts of Borneo and Sumatra. In Singapore
it is absent, though the Black-eyed Litter Frog is relatively common.