Limnonectes malesianus (Kiew, 1984)

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

Rana malesiana Kiew, 1984, Malayan Nat. J., 37: 154. Syntypes: BMNH–65, by original designation. Type locality: "Bukit Timah, Singapore".

Limnonectes (Limnonectes) malesianusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63.

English Names

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

Malesian Frog (Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 34).

Malaysian Peat Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 114).

Malaysian River Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 151).

Malaysia River Frog (Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 70).

Singapore Fanged Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 25).


Malaysian subregion of the Sunda Region: extreme southern peninsular Thailand (Narithiwat Province) and West Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Indonesian and Malaysian parts), Pulau Kundur, Palau Gallang, Great Natuna Island, Sinkeo Island, up to 150 m elevation.


A member of the Rana macrodon complex (including Rana macrodon, Rana ingeri, and Rana blythii) according to the original publication. In the Limnonectes (Limnonectes) grunniens group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63. See Dring, 1979, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 34: 203, and Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 34 (as Rana macrodon). See comment under Rana macrodon. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 98. Chan-ard, Chuaynkern, and Thong-aree, 2003, BRT Research Report, 2003: 245–258, reported the species from Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary, Narathiwat Province, Thailand. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 114–115, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 151–152, provided a brief description. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 629. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 135, detailed the range in Thailand. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 70–71, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Ujang, Hadimar, Llano-Sánchez, Maiwald, and Das, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 77, provided a record from West Kalimantan Province (Borneo), Indonesia. 

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