Kaloula assamensis Das, Sengupta, Ahmed, and Dutta, 2005

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Kaloula > Species: Kaloula assamensis

Kaloula assamensis Das, Sengupta, Ahmed, and Dutta, 2005, Hamadryad, 29: 103. Holotype: ZSIC A.100069, by original designation. Type locality: "Majbat (26° 45′ N; 92° 20′ E; 141 m ASL), Sonitpur District, Assam state, north-east India".

English Names

Assamese Balloon Frog (Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 31).

Assam Narrowmouth Toad (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 51).


Known only from four localities in Sonitur District, Assam, on in Bongagaon District, Assam, one (Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary) in Arunachal Pradesh, and one in Cooch Behar district, northeastern West Bengal, northeastern India; may extend into adjacent Bangladesh.


Talukdar, Soud, and Deuti, 2007, Cobra, Chennai, 1 (1): 18-20, provided a new record and summarized the known range. Paul, Biswas, and Deuti, 2007, Cobra, Chennai, 1 (3): 15-16, provided a record for northeastern West Bengal. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 31, provided a brief account for northeastern India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 63, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Das, Basu, Converse, and Choudhury, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 2556, noted an animal in Uttar Pradesh that resembles this species in color pattern but with different in morphometrics and web formula; they treated it as an unknown, possibly unnamed species. Nath, Ahmed, and Singha, 2011, Frog Leg, 17: 22–23, provided a record from Bongagaon District, Assam, India. 

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