Limnonectes microdiscus (Boettger, 1892)

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

Rana microdisca Boettger, 1892, Ber. Offenbach. Ver. Naturkd., 1892: 137. Syntypes: SMF 1017. 2a (according to Boettger, 1892, Kat. Batr. Samml. Mus. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges.: vi); SMF 5418 (formerly 1017. 2A) designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 45. Type locality: "Tenggergerbirge, Ost-Java in 1200 m. Höhe", Indonesia.

Rana (Rana) microdiscaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 7. Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 180.

Dicroglossus microdiscusDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 138.

Rana microdisca microdiscaInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 299.

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

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

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

English Names

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

Pygmy Creek Frog (Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 77).


Forested regions (0-1400 m) of Java, Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


In the Limnonectes (Limnonectes) microdiscus group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63. Taxonomy discussed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 212-222. A number of former subspecies are now considered independent species: Limnonectes dammermani, Limnonectes palavanensis, Limnonectes finchi, and Limnonectes parva. See comment under Limnonectes tweediei. See account by Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 77, for population on Java. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 84-86, to compare this species with other ranids of the Sunda Shelf region. See brief account for East Java by Amin, 2020, Frogs of East Java: 71–74. 

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