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So Tiny! Miniature Frog Species Are Among World's Smallest (Photos)

Tiny frog

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Seven new frog species from India's Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were recently described in a new study. This pint-sized individual measures 0.54 inches (13.6 millimeters).

Perched on a fingertip

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The tiny frog Vijayan's Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani) lives in the Agasthyamala Hills in the Western Ghats, a mountain range that runs parallel to India's western coast.

A rupee for your thoughts

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Another tiny frog, Robinmoore's Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus robinmoorei) perches on a 0.94 inches (24 mm) rupee coin. This tiny fella measures 0.48 inches (12.2 mm) long.

Forest dweller

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The Manalar Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus manalari) lives near tea plantations in the southern Western Ghats. This specimen measures 0.54 inches (13.8 mm).

Outside protected areas

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Near tea plantations in the southern Western Ghats, the Manalar Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus manalari) resides in a fragmented forest patch.

Something on your nose

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This miniature amphibian, a Manalar Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus manalari), lives in a fragmented forest patch in the Western Ghats, near private tea plantations.

Colorful family

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The Sabarimala Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus sabarimalai) measures only 0.48 inches (12.3 mm). This minuscule amphibian makes its home near the Sabarimala Pilgrimage center in the Western Ghats.

Lots of neighbors

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Researchers found the Athirappilly Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus athirappillyensis) near the Athirappilly waterfall in the Western Ghats, a site that is under consideration for a new hydroelectric project.

Threatened habitat

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The Athirappilly Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus athirappillyensis) lives in a forest area threatened by human development.

New additions

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A new study added seven night frog species from the Western Ghats to the amphibian family: A: Radcliffe's Night Frog; B: Athirappilly Night Frog; C: Kadalar Night Frog; D: Sabarimala Night Frog; E: Vijayan's Night Frog; F: Manalar Night Frog; G: Robin Moore's Night Frog.