Limnonectes isanensis McLeod, Kelly, and Barley, 2012

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

Limnonectes isanensis McLeod, Kelly, and Barley, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19: 264. Holotype: FMNH 266214, by original designation. Type locality: "Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Kok Nok Kraba, Loei Province at 17° 16′ 48.7″ N 101° 31′ 07.5″ E, 1460 m", Thailand.

English Names

Isan Big-headed Frog (original publication).

Isan Fanged Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 24). 


High-gradient streams in evergreen forest in the Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Loei Province, Thailand; expected to have a somewhat broader range in Thailand and into Laos. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Thailand

Likely/Controversially Present: Laos

Endemic: Thailand


In the Limnonectes kuhlii complex and the sister taxon of Limnonectes megastomias + Limnonectes taylori according to the original publication. Ampai, Rujirawan, Arkajag, McLeod, and Aowphol, 2015, Zootaxa, 3981: 508–520, reported on larval morphology. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 260–261, provided a brief account (photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). 

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