163 New Species Found in Mekong in 2008

Bird-eating fanged frog among 163 new species at risk because of climate change.

Fanged Frog, Other New Species Found in Mekong

New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
The WWF report highlights newly identified species, including 100 plants, 28 fish, 18 reptiles, 14 amphibians, 2 mammals and a bird. All were discovered in 2008 within the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia that includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the south-western Chinese province of Yunnan. This photo shows one of the more unusual new species discovered in Mekong in 2008: the Khorat big-mouthed frog. The frog (Limnonectes megastomias) has only been found in three isolated and remote locations in a protected area in Thailand. It's fangs protrude from its bottom jawbone and it is known as an opportunistic eater, waiting for prey in streams. It also eats other frogs and insects. (Thomas Ziegler/WWF Greater Mekong)
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