5 new species from the Eastern Himalayas

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A blue-eyed frog
credit: Sanjay Sondhi, WWF

Blue-eyed frog

The Eastern Himalayas are home to over 100 different amphibian species, including this striking blue-eyed frog. Called the Bompu Litter Frog (Leptobrachium bompu), this species has distinctively wrinkled skin and black bands on its limbs and toes. The frog was discovered in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, as the name suggests, among leaf litter along a stream. The males make a croaking call researchers described as a “kek-kek-kek-kek” sound.

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