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Indian Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus)

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    23rd Jul, 2020
  • It is one of the most familiar and abundant frogs of South and South-East Asia, and also the largest frog found in the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Their opportunistic feeding behaviour, prolific breeding (with large egg clutches) and adaptability makes them invasive in nature, where they tend to overpower other native species, a problem frogs native to Andamans are facing at present.
  • The species was also introduced in Madagascar and the situation follows the same course
  • Bullfrog legs are considered a delicacy and they are illegally hunted and served in several places across the country even though the species is protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act of India, 1971.
  • It is considered as Least Concern in IUCN Category.

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