Occidozyga baluensis (Boulenger, 1896)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Occidozyginae > Genus: Occidozyga > Species: Occidozyga baluensis

Oreobatrachus baluensis Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 401. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo [= Sabah]", Malaysia (Borneo).

Phrynoglossus baluensisSmith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 15. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 59.

Ooeidozyga baluensisInger, 1956, Fieldiana, Zool., 34: 401.

Occidozyga baluensisDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 245, by implication; Inger, 1996, Herpetologica, 52: 242.

Phrynoglossus baluensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 59. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Balu Oriental Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).

Seep Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 152; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 57).


Northwestern Borneo (Sarawak, Malaysia, Brunei, and Kalimantan, Indonesia), 65-1200 m elevation; Sumatra.


See accounts by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 238-239, and Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 155-157. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 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: 630, who questioned the Sumatran component of the range. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 57, provided a photograph and brief account.

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