●Indian Bullfrog(Hoplobatrachus tigerinus)
•It is native to the Indian subcontinent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan) and is the largest frog in India.
•Indian bullfrog tadpoles are carnivorous and eat other tadpoles (including their own species).
•The tadpoles grow to be the largest (around 20 millimetres) and also grow the fastest.
•It is one of the invasive species on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.
•IUCN Red List: Least Concern
•Indian Wildlife Act 1972: Schedule IV
•Adult bullfrogs pose a threat to small endemic vertebrates because they can eat everything which fits into their mouths like centipedes, leeches, native frogs, lizards, small snakes and even chicks and ducklings.
•Bullfrogs eat the native frogs as well and their diets overlap, indicating a possibility of competition.
•An invasive species is a species that is accidentally or artificially introduced into a biosphere where it is not normally found.
•In the absence of a natural predator, as it generally happens, the invasive species thrive and causes economic and environmental damage due to the imbalance created by its introduction