Asia - Reptiles & Amphibians

On this page you will find pictures of reptiles and amphibians photographed by me at Bali (Indonesia) and in Sri Lanka and Thailand.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name
in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Siamese Crocodile - Siamese Krokodil
  2. Asian Water Monitor - Indische Varaan
  3. South-East Asian Water Monitor - Z-O Az. Varaan
  4. Two-striped Water Monitor - Varanus salvator bivittatus
  5. Clouded Monitor - Varanus bengalensis nebulosus
  6. Garden Fence Lizard - Bloedzuigerhagedis
  7. Butterfly Lizard - Vlinderagame
  8. Common Gliding Lizard - Vliegend Draakje
  9. Many-lined Sun Skink - Eutropis multifasciata
  10. Bali Skink - Eutropis multifasciata balinensis
  11. Long-Tailed Sun Skink - Langstaartskink
  12. Asian House Gecko - Aziatische Huisgekko
  1. Flat-tailed House Gecko - Thaise Platstaartgekko
  2. Common Tree Frog - Polypedates leucomystax
  3. Dark-sided Frog - Zwart-flank Kikker
  4. Green Paddy Frog - Aziatische Groene Kikker
  5. Rice Frog - Fejervarya limnocharis
  6. Rice Frog - Fejervarya limnocharis
  7. White-lipped Frog - Hydrophylax chalconotus
  8. Asian Common Toad - Lijstenpad
  9. Asian Giant Toad - Phrynoidis aspera
  10. Checkered Keelback - Geruite Keelback (Visslang)
  11. Speckle-bellied Keelback - Rhabdophis Chrysargos
  12. Bronzeback Tree Snake - Bronsrug Boomslang
Siamese Crocodile
Siamese Krokodil
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
31 December 2009

Asian Water Monitor
Indische Varaan
(Varanus salvator salvator)

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
25 February 2004

There are several subspecies of the genus Varanus salvator (see also next 2 photo's).

South-East Asian Water Monitor
Zuid-Oost Aziatische Varaan (Varanus salvator komaini)
Bangkok, Thailand
17 December 2009
Two-striped Water Monitor
Varanus salvator bivittatus
Kuta area, Bali, Indonesia
11 October 2011

Clouded Monitor
Varanus bengalensis nebulosus
Khao Sok NP area, Thailand
23 January 2013

This is the subspecies Varanus bengalensis nebulosus.
Hatchlings of Varanus bengalensis nebulosus tend to have a series of backward-pointing, V-shaped bands on their necks
which are clearly shown on the photo.

Garden Fence Lizard
Bloedzuigerhagedis
(Calotes versicolor)
Klong Muang Beach,
Krabi, Thailand
20 January 2013
Butterfly Lizard
Vlinderagame (Leiolepis belliana)
Koh Samet, Thailand
17 December 2009
Common Gliding Lizard
Vliegend Draakje (Draco volans)
Menjangan Resort, Buleleng,
Bali, Indonesia
21 October 2011

Many-lined Sun Skink
Eutropis multifasciata
Khao Phanombencha NP,
Krabi, Thailand
31 January 2013

It is not a true lizard, having not a distinguishable neck. It is native throughout many Asian countries. Being non-venomous and
diurnal in nature, it is an active animal and eats mainly invertebrates.

Bali Skink
Eutropis multifasciata balinensis
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge,
Mount Batukaru area,
Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011

This is the local subspecies of Eutropis multifasciata (previous photo).
Males have a distinctive orange or yellow patch on their flanks, especially during breeding season. Juveniles and females have a much more rich bronze colour, sometimes with white speckles on their flanks, and many indistinct black lines on their back.

Long-Tailed Sun Skink
Langstaartskink
(Eutropis longicaudata)

Khao Sok NP, Thailand
22 January 2013

This juvenile was busy eating an earthworm.

Asian House Gecko
Aziatische Huisgekko
(Hemidactylus frenatus)
Kerobokan area, Bali, Indonesia
9 October 2011
Flat-tailed House Gecko
Thaise Platstaartgekko
(Hemidactylus platyurus)
Koh Samet, Thailand
17 December 2009

Common Tree Frog)
Polypedates leucomystax
Khao Sok NP area, Thailand
24 January 2013

Also called Four-lined Tree Frog.

Dark-sided Frog
Zwart-flank Kikker
(Hylarana nigrovittata)
Chiang Mai area, Thailand
24 December 2009

Green Paddy Frog
Aziatische Groene Kikker
(Hylarana erythraea)
Tub Kaek Beach area,
Krabi, Thailand
2 February 2013

Hylarana erythraea is agile, shy, and a strong jumper.
Males usually are around 40 mm, females reach 75 mm snout-vent length

Rice Frog
Fejervarya limnocharis
Chiang Mai area, Thailand
25 December 2009

A common nocturnal frog of rice paddies, forest clearings, parks and gardens. A vertebral stripe may or may not be present.

Recent studies have shown that there are many (sub)species within the F. limnocharis group.
The population from Thailand may possibly be a different species than the ones at Bali (next photo).

Rice Frog
Fejervarya limnocharis
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

This species shows clearly the vertebral stripe.

White-lipped Frog
Hydrophylax chalconotus
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge,
Mount Batukaru area,
Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011
Asian Common Toad
Lijstenpad
(Duttaphrynus melanostictus)
Chiang Mai area, Thailand
25 December 2009

Asian Giant Toad
Phrynoidis aspera
Cheow Lan Lake Jungle,
Khao Sok NP, Thailand
24 January 2013

I found this big toad in the Nam Talu Cave during our jungle trek.
The Asian Giant Toad is nocturnal and partially aquatic. It lives along stream banks rather than wandering through the forest,
almost always remaining within 2 m of the water's edge.

Checkered Keelback
Geruite Keelback (Visslang)
(Xenochrophis piscator)

Chiang Mai Area, Thailand
24 December 2009

The Checkered Keelback is a common non-venomous snake found in Asia. They are both diurnal & nocturnal.
This snake is found in or near fresh water, such as flooded rice fields, ponds, lakes, marshes and rivers.
It feeds mainly on small fish and water frogs. They are known to be very aggressive. When threatened they attempt to bite, by flattening the head and the neck as a cobra.

Speckle-bellied Keelback
Rhabdophis chrysargos
Khao Sok NP, Thailand
23 January 2013

Bronzeback Tree Snake,
Bronsrug Boomslang
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
27 February 2004


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