Sep 20, 2011

Maliau Basin - home of one of the world's smallest frog!

Variable Sticky frog (Kalophrynus heterochirus) and only found in Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak & Kalimantan).
Whilst the acidic waters in the rivers of Maliau Basin support relatively few fish species, more than 30 species of amphibians have been found , including  a frog that makes it's home in pitcher plants! This specie is just a mere 1/2 in. The following photos demonstrates how tiny this frog is!

1 comment:

  1. I've seen as similar looking frog at moist 4K valley of Bukit Kiara in penisular Malaysia. Brighter orange but just as small. While there are some pitcher plants at Kiara, this frog wasn't near them as far as I saw.