Limnonectes kohchangae (Smith, 1922)

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

Rana kohchangae Smith, 1922, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 4: 223. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens; formerly M. Smith 2976 and 2985), by original designation; BMNH 1974.2.3.59–60 (formerly 1922.7.4.2–3) are syntypes according to museum records; BMNH 1947.2.3.60 (formerly 1922.7.4.3) designated lectotype by Phimmachak, Sivongxay, Seateun, Yodthong, Rujirawan, Neang, Aowphol, and Stuart, 2018, Zootaxa, 4375: 326. Type locality: "Koh Chang (Chang Island) In the Inner Gulf of Siam", Thailand.

Rana (Hylorana) kohchangaeGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 42.

Rana (Euphlyctis) kohchangaeDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 239, by implication.

Euphlyctis kohchangaePoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Limnonectes (Bourretia) kohchangaeDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 62.

Limnonectes (Elachyglossa) kohchangaeOhler and Dubois, 1999, Zool. Scripta, 23: 276.

Elachyglossa kohchangaeFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 28. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Koh Chang Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Koh Chang Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 118; Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 92).

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


Taninthary Department, Myanmar; Trat province, southeastern Thailand, through southern Cambodia to southern Vietnam (Kien Giang Province).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam


See Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 393–395, and Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 263–265, for accounts. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 45, reported the species in Laos, but this population was later subsumed into Limnonectes coffeatus. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 118–119, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 22, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 66–67, provided a photograph and brief account for eastern Thailand, and (p. 134) detailed the range in Thailand. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 7–8, provided records for the Cardamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 92–93, provided a photograph, brief account of identification, ecology, and range in Cambodia. Chan-ard, Makchai, and Rassamee, 2011, Thailand Nat. Hist. Mus. J., 5: 83–87, reported on a collection from Khlong Yai District, Trat Province, Thailand. Mulcahy, Lee, Miller, Chand, Thura, and Zug, 2018, ZooKeys, 757: 95, and Zug, Mulcahy, Vindum, and Wilkinson, 2018, Alytes, 36: 269, reported the species from Tanintharyi Department, southern Myanmar. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 264–265, provided a brief account (photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 24, provided a record from Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. 

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