Facts about Purple Frog, "Scientific name for Purple Frog is Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis". Purple Frog is a breed of frog that belongs to the Sooglossidae family. The Purple Frogs largely survives in the Western Ghats in India.
Appearance of Purple Frog
The body of the Purple Frog appears healthy and swollen and is comparatively circular in shape when compared to other breed of frogs. The legs and arms of the Purple Frog breed splay out in the normal anuran body shape. The Purple Frogs have a small head and a strange, pointed nose.
Color of Purple Frog
The color of the matured Purple Frog breed is usually dark purplish-grey. The length of the body of the male frog will be one third of the length of body of females. The sample with which the variety was initially portrayed was 2 3/4 inches (7 centimeters) long from the nose tip to the vent. The younger ones of the Purple Frogs are called tadpoles, have oral suckers that enable them to survive in torrential watercourses.
Environmentalism of Purple Frog
The Purple Frog spends the majority of its life underground, and comes to the surface only for one or two weeks for the purpose of mating during the monsoon. The breeding season of the Purple Frog starts during the pre-monsoon rains, mostly in May. The male Purple Frogs call from burrows at the side of headwater streams and when approached by female frogs, they escalate them in amplexus. As in amplexus in the pectoral pose, the male Purple Frog breed grasps the vertebral column of the female breed tightly. Then the couple enters a gap in a rock pool in the middle of a flowing watercourse and lays their eggs inside. The Purple Frog breeds lay in excess of 3000 eggs as part of a grasp. The tadpoles transform after 100 days.
Unlike several other burrowing varieties of frogs that come out and nourish above the ground, this Purple Frog breed has been found to scavenge underground, feeding mostly on termites by making use of their tongue and a particular buccal groove. These Purple Frogs may live up to 15 years.