Limnonectes ghoshi (Chanda, 1991)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes ghoshi

English Names

Manipur Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

Ghosh's Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 13; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 28).

Manipur Skittering Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 17). 


Known only from the type locality (Khugairk Reserve Forest, Manipur, India); possibly extending into Chin state, Myanmar.


Related to Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis, Limnonectes corrugatus, and Nanorana sternosignata (all as Rana) according to the original publication. Not addressed by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 305-352. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 113, provided a brief account (as Rana ghoshi). Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 28, provided a brief characterization and illustration. In the Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis group of Dinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, Ghosh, and Deuti, 2021, Zootaxa, 4990: 329–353, who noted that the species is known only from a single specimens collected in 1975 and whose status requires confirmation. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 16–17, discussed identification, habitat, and possible range in Myanmar. Dufresnes, Mahony, Prasad, Kamei, Masroor, Khan, Al-Johany, Gautam, Gupta, Borkin, Melnikov, Rosanov, Skorinov, Borzée, Jablonski, and Litvinchuk, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (2102686): 13, transferred the species to the Limnonectes kuhlii species group. 

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