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Nidirana noadihing

24th November, 2023 Environment

Nidirana noadihing

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  • Scientists have discovered a new species of frog in Arunachal, named Nidirana noadihing.


  • For the first time, a new species from the Nidirana genus has been found in India.
  • Nidirana species are known in Japan, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.


  • The frog, also known as the Noa-Dihing Music Frog, was found in Changlang and Lohit districts.
  • The new species was named after the Noa-Dihing river near where it was found.


  • Nidirana are known to inhabit swamps, ponds and paddy fields, and they often construct nests to lay their eggs

Distinguishing Feature

  • It is phenotypically distinct from other frogs in its genus and has unique characteristics such as a "robust" body and golden-rimmed pupils.

Other characteristics

  • The frog has a "robust" body, with males measuring between approximately 1.8 inches and 2.3 inches long and females measuring between about 2.4 inches and 2.6 inches long.
  • The frogs have a "rounded" snout and "smooth" skin with bony protrusions on their backs.
  • The amphibians have a "pale cream" line bordered with dark brown running down the centre of their bodies.
  • Their light brown limbs are adorned with dark stripes.


  • This discovery confirms the presence of the Nidirana genus in India and highlights the importance of exploring specialized habitats like marshlands.


Q. A new species from the Nidirana genus has been found in India. What is it?

1.    Amphibian

2.    A newly discovered Sea Anemonea

3.    A new species of Frog

4.    A new species of pit viper

Choose the correct code from the options given below.

A) 1

B) 2

C) 3

D) 4

Answer: C) 3