Raorchestes kakachi, Kakachi shrub frog
Raorchestes kakachi (Kakachi shrub frog) is a species of frogs in the family Rhacophoridae. It is endemic to the southern Western Ghats of India. The specific name kakachi refers to the type locality from where the species was described.
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It is a small sized frog with males ranging from 24.7–25.8 mm (based on three specimens) and females from 24.3–34.1 mm (based on three specimens). It is distinguished from all other congeners from the following suite of characters. Oval snout under dorsal view; indistinct tympanum; head wider than long and moderate webbing in hind feet. Dorsal coloration varies from brown to ivory; brownish mottling on flanks, ventral coloration ivory with brown blotches reducing towards vent and inner and outer surface of thigh, inner surface of shank and inner surface of tarsus with a distinct dark brownhorizontal band which extends up to first three toes on upper surface.
This species was described from bushes near Kakachi in the Agastyamalai region in the southern Western Ghats. It has not been reported from elsewhere.