2016 | VOLUME 33

Research Article

Rediscovery and redescription of a little known, insular endemic frog, Ingerana charlesdarwini (Das, 1998) (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal

S. R. Chandramouli green envelope

Pages: 47-54

The critically endangered, insular endemic dicroglossid frog Ingerana charlesdarwini was described from three adult specimens from Mount Harriet National Park, South Andaman (India). The description of this species is here expanded based on fresh collections made from the Andaman archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Morphometric analysis based on a larger sample size of fourteen specimens including the ones collected during this study revealed that this species is not sexually dimorphic or dichromatic as considered earlier, but is just highly colour polymorphic. Additional notes on its morphology and colouration are provided. Needs for further surveys in the Andaman Islands for documenting the distribution of this species are highlighted.

Published: 17 March 2017