Fejervarya orissaensis (Dutta, 1997)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Fejervarya > Species: Fejervarya orissaensis

Limnonectes orissaensis Dutta, 1997, Hamadryad, 22: 2. Holotype: KU 197186, by original designation. Type locality: "near a temporary rain water pool at Sainik School area, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Orissa, India".

Fejervarya orissaensisChanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 106.

English Names

Orissa Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 21).

Orissa Cricket Frog (Deuti, Sethy, and Ray, 2014, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 114: 129). 

Orissa Rice Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 22). 

Indo-Burman Grassfrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 19). 


States of Telangana, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh (Sagar District), and Andhra Pradesh in central and eastern India across Bangladesh and southeastern Myanmar (Ayeyarwady, Bago, Mon, Rakhine, Yangon) into western Thailand; reported on from Illam and Jabdi, Sunsari, Nepal.


In the Fejervarya limnocharis group, most similar to populations of Fejervarya limnocharis from the Malay Peninsula, according to the original publication. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted a small number of larval descriptions of varying levels of completeness in the literature. Kotaki, Kurabayashi, Matsui, Kuramoto, Tjong, and Sumida, 2010, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 27: 386-395, noted a closely related, if not conspecific population in southwestern Thailand, suggesting that this taxon likely occurs as a single species or as a complex from Orissa, India, through parts of Myanmar to at least southwestern Thailand. Hasan, Islam, Khan, Alam, Kurabayashi, Igawa, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2012, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 29: 162-172, discussed the possibility of cryptic species (their Fejervarya sp. large type) recognized on the basis of molecular evidence. Köhler, Mogk, Khaing, and Than, 2019, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 183–226, reported on the phylogenetic placement of the species , provided an account, and described its larval morphology and advertisement call. Deuti, Sethy, and Ray, 2014, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 114: 129–130, provided a  brief account for the population of the Andhra Pradesh and Odhisa, India. Das, Mohapatra, Jaggi, and Sailo, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 268–269, provided a record from Madhya Pradesh, India, and discussed the range. Prasad, Gautam, Gupta, Murthy, Ramesh, Shinde, and Das, 2020, Zootaxa, 4851: 450–476, reported on morphology and advertisement call for a population in the Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, central India. See comments by Hakim, Trageser, Ghose, Das, Rashid, and Rahman, 2020, Check List, 16: 1239–1268, who reported the species from Lawachara National Park, Sylhet Division, northeastern Bangladesh. Khatiwada, Wang, Zhao, Xie, and Jiang, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 1–35, provided the records from Nepal, confirmed via genetic markers. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 19, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range within Myanmar. Srinivasulu and Kumar, 2022, J. Threatened Taxa, 14: 21268, reported the species from the state of Telangana, south-central India. Prasad, Verma, and Borzée, 2022, Herpetol. Rev., 53: 258, provided a record from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. 

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