Hoplobatrachus litoralis Hasan, Kuramoto, Islam, Alam, Khan, and Sumida, 2012

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Hoplobatrachus > Species: Hoplobatrachus litoralis

Hoplobatrachus litoralis Hasan, Kuramoto, Islam, Alam, Khan, and Sumida, 2012, Zootaxa, 3312: 47. Holotype: IABHU 3993, by original designation. Type locality: "Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar district (20° 52′ N, 92° 18′ E, > 5 m asl.), Bangladesh".

English Names

None noted.


Known from India (West Bengal [Khordanahala District], Tripura, Mizoram [Dampa Tiger Reserve],and Assam) and extreme southeastern coastal Bangladesh, and from Rakhine State to Mon and northern Tanintharyi, Myanmar; reported from Samtse District, Bhutan. 


The sister taxon of Hoplobatrachus tigerinus, according to the original publication. Mondal, Purkayastha, and Chaudhuri, 2018, Herpetol. Rev., 49: 500, reported the species from West Bengal, India. Bohra, Bhattacharjee, Khan, and Purkayastha, 2019, Herpetol. Rev., 50: 521, provided a record from the state of Assam, India. Kundu, Lalremsanga, Purkayastha, Biakzuala, and Chandra, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 2668–2672, provided the Mizoram, India, record and discussed the literature and range of this species. Al-Razi, Alam, Hossain, Neogi, and Baki, 2017, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 24: 162–167, provided a record from Saint Martin's Island, Cox's Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh. Wangyal, Bower, Sherub, Tshewang, Wangdi, Rinchen, Puntsho, Tashi, Koirala, Bhandari, Phuntsho, Koirala, Ghalley, Chaida, Tenzin, Powrel, Tshewang, Raika, Jamtsho, Kinley, Gyeltshen, Tashi, Nidup, Wangdi, Phuentsho, Norbu, Wangdi, Wangchuk, Tobgay, Dorji, and Das, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 793, identified a photograph of this species from Bhutan. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 20, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range within Myanmar.  

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