Microhyla chakrapanii Pillai, 1977

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla chakrapanii

Microhyla chakrapanii Pillai, 1977, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 86: 135. Holotype: ZSI-SRS VA/770 according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 105. Type locality: "Mayabunder (east of Burma temple), North Andamans", India.

Microhyla (Microhyla) chakrapaniiDubois, 1987, Alytes, 6: 3.

English Names

Mayabunder Rice Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).

Chakrapani's Narrow-mouthed Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 54).

Bilateral Banded Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 39).


Andaman Islands of India; recorded from North Andaman, Middle Andaman, South Andaman, Rutland, Little Andaman, Long Island, and Neil Island).


Subgenus Microhyla, Microhyla achatina group. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 39, provided a brief account. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 59, suggested that the species closely resembles Microhyla achatina, Microhyla heymonsi, Microhyla palmipes, and Microhyla superciliarisHarikrishnan and Vasudevan, 2018, Alytes, 36: 244, commented on the distribution and natural history in the Andaman Islands, India. 

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