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). 

Ghosh's Fanged Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 3). 


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

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


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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