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Java white-lipped frog (Chalcorana chalconota)

Bangkong or kokam kolam or Java white-lipped frog (Chalcorana chalconota) is an animal species in Ranidae, amphibians, small to large frogs, sex dimorphism, males have a length of 34-50 mm SVL, females 49-73 mm SVL, live in over rivers and marshes to eat insects and spiders.

C. chalconota has a tapered snout, large, protruding eyes. Long, slender legs with full membrane to the ends, except at the tips of the fourth toes. The fingers and toes have a disc-like flared edge.

Dlium Java white-lipped frog (Chalcorana chalconota)


The body has a color changing depending on the phase. The dorsal light phase is often yellowish or greenish cream in color, while the lateral is whitish or yellowish or yellowish green.

In the dark phase, it is generally brown or dark brown with round spots that are black and round, 1-2 mm in diameter with an irregular location. A pair of faint dorsolateral folds on the back. The ventral is white and mottled or brownish, especially around the chin. The ventral skin is smooth and smooth, while the dorsal skin is rash.

The upper lip is silver-yellowish in color, followed by one or more silver spots up the top of the arm. Cheeks are dark brown. The feet are often reddish on the underside, around the joints and in the swimming membranes.

The Java white-lipped frog is nocturnal, often appearing around ponds, ditches, waterways and streams. Males are mostly perched in scrub overlooking the water's edge at a height of 1.5 meters above the ground, occasionally making calls to lure in females. Females are often found at night on rocks, sometimes in bushes and near water.





The tadpoles are greenish or yellowish in color and sometimes orange with three black stripes centered on the eyes. The underside of the body has a row of tiny white glands on each side of the abdomen. Tadpoles live in still or stagnant water.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Chalcorana
Species: Chalcorana chalconota

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