Chalcorana labialis — White-lipped Frog
Some other names for this species:
This species has a confusing history. At one point it was considered part of Hylarana chalconota (formerly known as Rana chalconota), but that was determined to be a species complex and consequently split up. It was also once considered part of Hylarana raniceps, and as a distinct species has been named Hylarana labialis, Rana labialis, and Hydrophylax labialis, at least. Not to be confused with the extremely similar Chalcorana raniceps, which lives on Borneo rather than peninsular Malaysia.
After all that buildup, the frog itself is kind of generic, without any especially interesting characteristics. It is typically found perched on streamside rocks or vegetation. This one has chosen a rock.
And this one has chosen vegetation. Let it never be said that wildherps.com doesn't deliver variety!
- Chalcorana labialis account on Amphibians & Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia
- Chalcorana labialis account on Amphibian Species of the World
- Hylarana labialis account on Ecology Asia
- Manthey, U., Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens