SAMKOS BUSH FROG (Chiromantis samkosensis) - ©L. Grismer
Samkos Bush Frog is a moss frog, found in Cambodia in the Cardamom Mountains. It was first described in 2007.
Samkos bush frogs are relatively small with a 25 millimetres (0.98 in) snout-to-vent length. They have a smooth body and translucent skin; therefore blood is externally visible. It has green-colored blood and turquoise-hued bones, a result of a pigment in waste products, biliverdin.
The species is found in the jungle terrain of the Cardamom Mountains in southwestern Cambodia. It was found in Pursat Province in the Phnom Samkos area at 500 metres (1,600 ft) above sea level.
C. samkosensis is listed as “data deficient” by the IUCN. Human expansion threatens the species, notably via a new, wide, graded road through the middle of the type locality. If the species occurs more widely, it might be influenced by other habitat loss reasons.