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; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 3). 

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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand


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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