Limnonectes shompenorum Das, 1996

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

Limnonectes shompenorum Das, 1996, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 2: 127. Holotype: ZSIC A8741, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 2 km east of Kopen Heat, ca. 14 km on the East-West Road, Great Nicobar, India".

English Names

Shompen Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 29).


Southern group of the Nicobar Islands (Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar, Pilo Milo, and Mencha Islands); western Sumatra (provinces of Aceh, Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Barat, Riau, Bengkulu, and Sumatera Selatan), Indonesia. 


Similar to Limnonectes macrodon according to the original publication. Inger and Iskandar, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., 53: 138, provided the Sumatran record. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Teynié, David, and Ohler, 2010, Zootaxa, 2416: 9-10, commented on additional Sumatran material. Harikrishnan and Vasudevan, 2018, Alytes, 36: 252–254, commented on the distribution and natural history in the Nicobar Islands, India. Chandramouli, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 27: 235–236, described the morphology of the previously unknown male.     

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