Leptobrachium abbotti Lowland Litter Frog
Kubah National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaJanuary 27, 2017
Lowland Litter Frog (Leptobrachium abbotti) Lowland Litter Frog (Leptobrachium abbotti)
Like the other members of the frog famly Megophryidae, Lowland Litter Frogs prefer camouflage and playing dead over trying to escape. They are not very fast, as you might guess from their giant heads and tiny legs.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on this trip to Malaysia, as well as a travelogue of the trip.

Santubong Peninsula, Sarawak, MalaysiaJanuary 30, 2017
Lowland Litter Frog (Leptobrachium abbotti)
Leptobrachium frogs sit high on the forest floor, awaiting passing prey. When disturbed they flatten down like this. I suppose if I waited long enough it might rise up again, but the frog had more patience than I did.
Kubah National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaFebruary 19, 2018
Lowland Litter Frog (Leptobrachium abbotti) Lowland Litter Frog (Leptobrachium abbotti)
Two more hunkered-down frogs from the next year. You have to be either really lucky or really patient or both to get a photo of one of these frogs in its fully alert, raised posture.
near Poring, Sabah, MalaysiaMarch 1, 2018
Lowland Litter Frog (Leptobrachium abbotti)
I was also not lucky or patient enough in Sabah.
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