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Matang Narrow-mouthed Frog (Microhyla nepenthicola) ♂ | by cclborneo
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Matang Narrow-mouthed Frog (Microhyla nepenthicola) ♂

The smallest frog in Borneo at scarcely over 1 cm in length, a male Matang Narrow-mouthed Frog (Microhyla nepenthicola), perches on the lip of a pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) where he will entice a female to lay her eggs. These tiny frogs are so far known to breed only in the water-filled chambers of certain pitcher plants, and their small size may be an adaptation for this lifestyle. Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).

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Taken on August 17, 2010