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Descriptions and articles about the Indus Valley Bullfrog, scientifically known as Hoplobatrachus tigerinus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; C. Very bulky frog with long muscular limbs. Distinctly long and pointed snout. The eardrum is large. Back skin have many fold but less warts than Hoplobatrachus. Rana tigerina Daudin, “An. XI”, Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: Holotype: Animal figured on pl. 20, of the original; originally in MNHNP, now lost.

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Hoplobatrachus tigerinusthe Indus Valley bullfrog or Hoplovatrachus bullfrogpopular name Asian bullfrogAsean bullfrog or Asia bullfrogis a large species of frog found in mainland MyanmarBangladeshIndiaPakistanAfghanistanand Nepal.

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They are also found in the Maldives and Madagascar. They prefer freshwater wetlands and aquatic habitats.

Generally they avoid coastal and forest areas. Rana tigrina is mostly solitary and nocturnal in nature.

Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, ) | Amphibian Species of the World

They inhabit holes and bushes near permanent water sources. The frog does not stay in water for a long time; it spends most of its time hiding and feeding in surrounding vegetation. They feed on various type of insects, invertebrates, mice, shrews, young frogs, earthworms, roundworms, juvenile snakes, and small birds.


Vomerine teeth in two strong oblique series commence from the inner anterior angle of the choanae; lower jaw with two not very prominent bony processes in front. Head moderate; Snout more or less pointed; canthus rostralis obtuse; nostril a little nearer to the end of the mouth than to the eye; interorbital space narrower than the upper eyelid; tympanum distinct, about two thirds the size of the eye.

India nearly as long as the inner toe, strongly compressed, crescent shaped, shovel-shaped; no outer tubercle, a tarsal fold. Tibio-tarsal articulation reaching the ear, the eye, or a little beyond.

Hoplobatrachus tigerinus – Wikipedia

Skin of back with longitudinal folds; a strong fold above the tympanum. Green or olive above, with dark spots; often a light vertebral line.

Male with two subgular vocal sacs, conspicuous externally by folds of the skin on the sides of the throat; these regions generally blackish. Tigerinks is essentially aquatic, and is said, to jump over the surface of the water much in the same way as on land when frightened.


Captive farming of this species as a food sourceand also of the American bullfrog Rana catesbeianastarted in Thailand in the s. India, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hoplobatrachus tigerinus Indian bullfrog from the Western Ghats Conservation status. Retrieved 27 December Archived from the original on 18 December Fauna of British India. Cultured Aquatic Species Information Noplobatrachus.

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Indian bullfrog from the Western Ghats. Hoplobatrachus tigerinus Daudin Rana tigerina Rana tigrina.