Minervarya andamanensis (Stoliczka, 1870)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Minervarya > Species: Minervarya andamanensis

Rana gracilis var. andamanensis Stoliczka, 1870, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 39: 139. Syntypes: 4 specimens according to the original description; these including ZSIC 2732, 3538-39 according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 5; Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 126, noted that BMNH 1947.2.1.12 is a syntype and a representative of Limnonectes hascheanus and that that at least two ZSIC syntypes are Limnonectes doriae. ZSIC 3539 designated lectotype by implication of listing as type by Annandale, 1917, Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 6: 133 (who only considered two specimens to be syntypes); paralectotype judged by Annandale to be Limnonectes doriae. Type locality: "Andamans . . . Port Blair". See Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 110, for discussion of types.

Rana limnocharis andamanensisAnnandale, 1917, Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 6: 133.

Rana (Fejervarya) andamanensisDubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 147.

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

Limnonectes (Fejervarya) andamanensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 61.

Fejervarya andamanensisIskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 71, by implication; Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 35; Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 110; Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 92.

Minervarya andamanensis — Sanchez, Biju, Islam, Hasan, Ohler, Vences, and Kurabayashi, 2018, Salamandra, 54: 115. 

English Names

Andaman Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Andaman Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 14).

Chestnut-brown Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 82).


Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal, India. (see comment)


Resurrected from synonymy of Limnonectes limnocharis by Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 147. Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 430-433, provided an account. See brief accounts by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 255 (as Rana limnocharis andamanensis) and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 82-85 (as Rana andamanensis). Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 125-126, provided range, systematic comments, and a taxonomic bibliography. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Kotaki, Kurabayashi, Matsui, Kuramoto, Tjong, and Sumida, 2010, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 27: 386-395, noted an unnamed species, related to Fejervarya andamanensis, found in western Thaland, suggesting that the Fejervarya andamanensis clade likely contains additional species to be found in intervening Myanmar. Harikrishnan, Vasudevan, and Dutta, 2017, Das (ed.), Diversity Ecol. Amph. India: 85, noted that the taxonomic status of this taxon required confirmation. 

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