Mahabali Frog

  • 19th January, 2023
  • The Mahabali frog or purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) is one of the rare frog species of the Western Ghats. It is named after the mythological king Mahabali.
  • It is dark purple to greyish in colour. It is also called pignose frog. It is as old as the dinosaurs.
  • It comes out of its burrow for breeding only one day in a year. Its body is bloated which looks jelly like. Its head is very small in proportion to the body.
  • It is listed as endangered in the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It can be declared as the official amphibian of Kerala.

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