Dusky Torrent Frog (Micrixalus fuscus)

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Dusky Torrent Frog (Micrixalus fuscus) is a true frog of the family Ranidae. Its a member of the genus Micrixalus, referred to as the dancing frogs because of the mating behavior of the males to wave their feet in the air. They are found in the Western Ghats region of India. Dusky torrent frogs are light tan to dark reddish brown color.

They grow to 1.3 inches from snout to vent. As mentioned before, the males frogs do a weird mating ritual. The male frog raises its hind legs behinds its head while sitting on its rock. This is called “foot flagging”. The frog also lets out calls and chases away any males around them.

 

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