Common name for a species of frog which
is native to Southeast Asia and belongs to the family Microhylidae. It
the scientific designation Kaloula pulchra
and is also commonly known as Asian
Chubby Frog, and
Rice Frog. Adult
males grow to a size of about 7 centimeters, at a length of circa 7.5
centimeter, females are slightly larger. The species is described as very
adaptable and able to survive in disturbed areas,
urban storm drains and
hiding in holes in the ground,
under leaf litter,
and in crevices.
Its upperside is dark to
medium brown and the underside is pale greyish brown, while a
band runs along each side of the body, from the head to the posterior end.
It is chubby in form and has a short and blunt head, with dark eyes and a
wide mouth. It is able to inflate itself when it feels threatened.
It feeds on small
invertebrates, in particular
ants and termites. In Thai, the Banded
Bullfrog is known as eung ahng (อึ่งอ่าง).