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Common green frog
Hylarana erythraea (10.3897-evolsyst.2.27020) Figure 4 (cropped).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Hylarana erythraea (Schlegel, 1837)
  • Hylarana erythraea (Tschudi, 1838)
  • Limnodytes erythraeus (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)
  • Hylorana erythraea (Günther, 1864)
  • Rana erythraea (Boulenger, 1882)
  • Rana (Hylorana) erythraea (Boulenger, 1882)
  • Rana (Hylarana) erythraea (Müller, 1887)
  • Rana (Limnodytes) erythraea (Bourret, 1927)
  • Hylorana erythraea (Deckert, 1938)
  • Polypedates erythraea (Bourret, 1942)
  • Hylarana (Hylarana) erythraea (Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990)
  • Hylarana erythraea (Chen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005)

The common green frog, leaf frog red-eared frog, golden-lined frog, green paddy frog, common greenback, green lotus frog, or greenbacked frog (Hylarana erythraea) is a frog from Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Borneo, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and India. It also lives in the Philippines and Sulawesi because human beings brought it there. This frog can live as high in the hills as 1200 meters above sea level.

The adult female frog is 7.8 cm long and the adult male frog is 4.8 cm long. They can be light green or dark green with a lighter belly. Some of the frogs are blue.


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