Leptobrachium ingeri — Inger’s Black-eyed Litter Frog
Also known as:
Inger’s Litter Frog
Leptobrachium ingeri was split from Leptobrachium nigrops in 2012.
I spotted this leaf-litter frog by its reflective eyeshine at night. At the time, I assumed it was the same species as the very similar Leptobrachium abbotti that I had seen earlier, but when I checked my froggy references later I realized that the coloration and pattern marked it as L. ingeri, which prefers somewhat higher elevations than L. abbotti.
I managed to sneak up slowly enough on this frog that it held its high-body ambush position instead of defensively hunkering down as Leptobrachium typically do. I would have liked to get a photo from the front, but when I tried to position my camera that way the frog did finally flatten down.
- Wahab, T. B., Das, I., Min, P. Y., Haas, A. 2014. A Photographic Guide to Frogs of Kubah National Park