Frogs

Uncovering the mystery of Microhyla sholigari using citizen engagement

The Western Ghats of India is known for its myriad diversity of amphibians. Frogs in particular have been hopping all over the place and one can find reports of new species being discovered almost on a monthly basis. As a case in point, over 100 species of frogs have been discovered from the Western Ghats in the last decade alone.

Mandookavani 1.0

Mandookavani (Sanskrit: Mandooka - Frog, Vani - Speech) is an acoustic guide to the frogs and toads of the Western Ghats. Frogs and toads (together called anurans) have evolved to communicate vocally. Anurans produced sound by vibrating vocal chords as air is pushed over them through lungs. The sound thus produced gets amplified in a balloon like vocal sac. Each species has a unique calling pattern and hence can be used as an identification key in the field.

Frog Find 1.0 is here for FREE!

Update: The wait is over. Go get the app here at no charge!

And for those who missed our launch event, please read this post by Dr. Gururaja!

Gubbi Labs is proud to launch an android app, "Frog Find 1.0" that helps to identify frogs and toads of the Western Ghats. This is based on our popular publication, 'Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats' by Dr. K. V. Gururaja published last year. This monsoon, you can use this app to venture in the field and use this interactive app on your mobile phone. This is being launched on 27th April 2013 coinciding with the 5th Annual Save the Frogs Day at Jaaga, Bangalore.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Frogs
SiteLock