Friday, 27 April 2012

X : Xenophrys (Megophrys) auralensis

Horned Green Frog

Xenophrys (Megophrys) auralensis | Aural Horned Frog

There are four new species of frogs which have been found in the Cardamon Mountains and here I hope to tell you a little of Xenophrys (Megophrys) auralensis, as this post is about the letter Xenophrys.

Xenophrys (Megophrys) auralensis is the latest species found on the "Phnom Aural" Cardamons highest mountain in Cambodia and is to be viewed at the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary.  This frog has green blood and purple bones and measures 76.7 mm long. They prefer a damp moist area where it is cool, under leaves at the edge of green forests and approximately 250-300 metres from the river. The small tadpoles of this species were seen on the rocks in a fast flowing river.

I couldn't find a picture of a Xenophrys (Megophrys) auralensis. I have therefore posted a  Horned Green frog instead.

Reference Ohler, A., S. R. Swan, and J. C. Daltry. 2002


  1. Green blood and purple, very interesting indeed! Visiting via the A to Z Challenge...blessings and thanks for sharing

    1. Hi Shannon,

      Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment. They generally say aliens have green blood and purple bones. lol Have a great day.

      Cheers Jenni

  2. Hi Jenny .. just read through the posts I missed - great part of the world .. and I'd love to visit. So interesting how much has changed and is changing .. love this little frog - green blood and purple bones - amazing - let alone the X word!

    Cheers Hilary