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.
Asian Painted Frog – Reptiles and Amphibians of Thailand
Description: Up to 8cm long. A heavyset, short-legged frog with a short broad head and blunt snout. Adults are dark brown with a broad tan or cream stripe on each side. The underbelly is a dirty white.
The banded bullfrog Kaloula pulchra is a type of frog in the microhylid narrow-mouthed frog family. It is also known as the Asian painted frog, Malaysian painted frog , Burmese painted frog , rice frog , and bubble frog. In the pet trade, it is sometimes called the chubby frog.
These are an hardy medium sized species that are ideal for beginners. This species of frog is quite round and chubby looking, hence the name which some people call them. They have a lovely mahogany brown body with a cream band along each side, a darker edge is present around the cream band. They grow to an adult size of 70 - 80mm 2.