Round in shape and with a typical microhylid body structure, Asian painted frogs are attractively patterned with two cream colored lateral stripes that run down their dorsum. The ventral side is uniform white to gray, except for in males that may have a darkened vocal sac after calling. Asian painted frogs are found throughout southeast Asia. They are adaptable, living both around human settlements such as courtyards and gardens as well as in agricultural areas and in forest and along forest edges. Although during the day they are not active and hide burrowed or in shelter, at night they awaken and move around, even climbing trees or taller vegetation. When threatened painted frogs fill with air and may even secrete a sticky white noxious substance.
The Asian painted bullfrog Kaloula pulchra is a somewhat cute and comical narrow-mouthed toad from Asia. It has established itself as something of a regular in the international pet trade; it goes by many pseudonyms, but it is perhaps best known by its slightly more accurate trade name of chubby frog. Widespread throughout southern Asia, it is a highly adaptable species that makes the most of encroaching human habitat and is believed to be increasing in population despite its collection for both the food and pet markets. The chubby frog is prolific, and wild populations may be growing despite this frog's collection for both food and pet markets. Growing to approximately 2 to 3 inches, the chubby frog is, as its name suggests, a rather rotund frog, stocky and robust in stature, with a short, rounded snout and short limbs suited better to crawling into crevices than jumping long distances. Its mottled-brown background, marked by wide, black-bordered bands of creamy yellow to pale orange, is far from the images that its other names of painted bullfrog and beautiful Kaloula conjure in the mind.
They have round bodies with mahogany brown backs and cream stomachs. The distinctive stripes down the side can range from copper-brown to salmon pink in color. Males have darker throats than females. They may live for as long as 10 years. This frog is native to Southeast Asia , and usually lives on the forest floor, in rice fields, and even inside homes.
Introduction: The Asian painted frog is a small, round frog native to southeast Asia. They occur naturally in a wide variety of habitats, from populated villages, to rice fields, to leaf-covered forest floors. Like many species of amphibians, their activity is seasonal. They are most productive after storms during the rainy season.