Occidozyga laevis (Günther, 1858)

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

English Names

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

Common Puddle Frog (Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 418).

Spotted Puddle Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 122).

Yellow-bellied Puddle Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 23; Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 152).


Philippines (islands of Alabat, Balabac, Batan, Bohol, Bonoon, Busuanga, Cagraray, Calagna-an, Calauit, Camaguin-Sur, Catanduanes, Cebu, Coron, Dinagat, Guimaras, Inampulugan, Leyte, Lubang, Luzon, Marinduque, Masbates, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Romblon Island group, Samar, Sicogon, and Sulu Archipelago).


Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 249-256, provided an account. Previously confused with Occidozyga sumatrana; see comment under that taxon. Gaulke, 2011, Herpetofauna Panay Island: 89-91, provided a brief account (as Occidozyga laevis) for Panay Island, Philippines. Binaday, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385, provided a record for Batan, Philippines, and briefly discussed the range. See brief notes for Mindanao, Philippines, by Sanguila, Cobb, Siler, Diesmos, Alcala, and Brown, 2016, ZooKeys, 624: 31. The identity of the call reported as this species from Thailand by Heyer, 1971, Fieldiana, Zool., 58: 61–82, is unknown. The records of Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 137, from Songkhla, Pattani and Narathiwat, peninsular Thailand, presumably are assignable to Occidozyga martensii.  

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.