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Banded bull frog
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[Photo] Chubby Frog, Kaloula pulchra. Date: 11 February 2006. Author: Alfeus Liman
The Asian Painted Frog is also known as the Chubby Frog, the Banded Bull Frog, the Rice Frog, or the Bubble Frog. Frogs have round bodies with mahogany brown backs and cream stomachs. The distinctive stripes down the side can range from copper-brown to salmon pink in color. Males have darker throats than females. Frogs grow to 7-8 cm with females generally being larger than males.
This frog is native of South East Asia, and usually lives on the forest floor, in rice fields, and even in populated villages.
It has an ability to expand itself when threatened, and to secrete a toxic glue-like substance from its body as a defense mechanism.
Chubby Frogs are now commonly sold in pet stores. Those considering chubby frog ownership should be aware that chubby frogs cannot tollerate the chlorine found in standard city water. Pets must therefore be provided with treated or spring water.
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