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Tiny micro frogs in pitcher plants, Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo

Tiny micro frogs in pitcher plants, Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo

We have been to Kubah National Park in Sarawak for many times to photograph the many variety of frogs but never paid attention to the tiny micro frogs near the pitcher plants until recently. Vincent from Kuching and I visited the park one late afternoon in November to photograph birds and stayed late to witness the

tiny frogs in pitcher plants in Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo.


Tiny Frog, Borneo Highlands, Sarawak, Borneo



Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo



Pitcher plant- Nepenthes ampullaria


The frog is known as Microhyla nepenthicola, also known as the Mantang narrow-mouthed frog, found  in the Matang range in Sarawak Borneo according to Wikipedia. The tiny frog spends much of their time near the pitcher plant Nepenthes ampullaria. Unlike other frogs, Microhyla nepenthicola has less webbing on its feet which may be beneficial when trying to climb the sides of the pitcher plants, which can be slippery.

We have seen other tiny frogs in Borneo Highlands but of different species from the Microhyla nepenthicola the

tiny frog of Kubah National Park,  Sarawak, Borneo.


Mantang narrow-mouthed frog. Tiny micro frog in pitcher plants, Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo



Mantang narrow-mouthed frog Tiny Frog of Kubah Sarawak Borneo. Taken with 70-300mm zoom + closeup lens 500D on 5DIII.


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