Betta pugnax in its habitat

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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby avik » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:39 am

Couple of non fishy creatures I came across during the hike.. the snake is the venomous and brilliantly colored blue Malayan coral snake Calliophis bivirgata whose body color is deep blue with reddish orange ends and both the sides having light blue stripes. The frog I could not id, but one of its eye looks damaged..the top view was amazing, nice patterns there.
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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby Abhirup.mecho » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:33 am

Great critters, frog didnt seem too happy to see you :P
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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby avik » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:56 am

Hmm..should be..I was too close. :(
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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby Sumit K Sen » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:02 am

The frog looks like a Kalophrynus type species - a genus of microhylid frogs.
Great documentation :)
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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby avik » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:52 am

Thanks Sumitda..I just checked, u r right..found that there is one endemic spp. Of this genus living in Kinabalu National park. :)
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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby Soumya Sarkar » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:11 am

Very nice documentation dada.....
And the snake and frog are beautiful also.....
If you disturbed the frog little bit more, it can show you an unusual behaviour. It can stand literally on four legs, giving a much more larger look, when it is threatened.... :-o
We also have a sp. of this Kalophrynus in North Bengal.
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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby avik » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:28 am

Thanks Soumya..is the frog poisonous?
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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby Soumya Sarkar » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:11 am

No dada. Not for human........
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Re: Betta pugnax in its habitat

Postby avik » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:01 pm

Thanks. ;)
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