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Photos: Mekong River endangered species

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  1. Cat Ba leopard gecko

    A Cat Ba leopard gecko has a technicolor pattern along its body and was found on Cat Ba Island in northern Vietnam. Named Goniurosaurus catbaensis, it has large, orange-brown catlike eyes with long and thin legs, digits and claws. (Thomas Ziegler / WWF via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Nonggang babbler

    The Nonggang babbler (Stachyris nonggangensis) was discovered in the karst rainforest of the Nonggang Natural Reserve, located in south Guangxi province of China near the Vietnamese border. The birds were observed walking on rocks and were seldom seen in trees or flying. It seems the birds fly mainly short distances and only when frightened. (James Eaton / WWF via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Rough-coated tree frog

    A rough-coated tree frog (Philautus quyeti) was discovered in Vietnam’s Truong Son mountain range. The new species is relatively small among the rhacophorid treefrogs. It has smaller finger webbing and a head that is longer than it is wide. (Ralph Hendrix / WWF via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Oligodon deuvei

    Scientists say this new snake Oligodon deuvei, which has so far been recorded in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, is secretive and elusive. It likes to lurk among vegetation and in gardens. The species has two enlarged, blade-like fangs and a stripe that goes down the full length of the body. (Lee Grismer / WWF via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Cnemaspis biocellata

    This new gecko lizard, Cnemaspis biocellata, lives in isolated karsts of the Nakawan Range spanning the Thai-Malaysian border. The species are generally nocturnal, but can be seen by day in the shaded surfaces of large rocks and tree trunks. (Lee Grismer / WWF via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Khorat big-mouthed frog

    The Khorat big-mouthed frog (Limnonectes megastomias), found only in three isolated and remote locations in a protected area in Thailand, is an opportunistic-eater. It likes to wait for its prey in streams, where it can get other frogs and insects. The species as an enlarged head and fangs, which protrude from its bottom jawbone. (David S. Mcleod / WWF via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
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