Schedule IV along with Schedule III provide protection with lesser penalties.
It is native to the Indian subcontinent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan) and is the largest frog in India.
These are prolific breeders (producing many offspring), have short breeding seasons, and each egg clutch can contain up to 5,750 eggs.
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.
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.