Limnonectes leporinus (Andersson, 1923)

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

Rana macrodon var. leporina Andersson, 1923, Medd. Zool. Mus. Oslo, 7: 123. Holotype: ZMK. Type locality: "Tumbang Maruwei", Borneo, Indonesia.

Limnonectes leporinaInger and Tan, 1996, Raffles Bull. Zool., 44: 560. Incorrect gender of species name. 

English Names

Giant River Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 151; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 52).


Borneo in Kalimantan (Indonesia), Brunei, and Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia, East (Sarawak and/or Sabah)


Removed from the synonymy of Limnonectes blythii by Inger and Tan, 1996, Raffles Bull. Zool., 44: 560, where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 162. Considered incertae sedis within the Limnonectes grunniens group by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63. See comments under Limnonectes blythii. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 144-145, provided an account. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 151, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 52, provided a photograph and brief account. Matsui, Nishimura, Eto, Kuraishi, Hamidy, Nishikawa, and Sudin, 2015, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 34: 28–37, reported on mtDNA diversification within Borneo, finding relatively low levels. Haas, Kueh, Joseph, bin Asri, Das, Hagmann, Schwander, and Hertwig, 2018, Evol. Syst., 2: 89–114, provided a brief account of morphology and natural history for the Sabah population. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 133–135, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration. 

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