Callulops dubius (Boettger, 1895)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Callulops > Species: Callulops dubius

Xenorhina dubia Boettger, 1895, Zool. Anz., 18: 134. Syntypes: SMF (2 specimens); one of these, SMF 4201, designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 51. Type locality: "Nord-Halmaheira, in Höhen bis zu 2200′", Moluccan Is., Indonesia.

Gnathophryne dubiaMéhely, 1901, Termés. Füzetek, 24: 182, 231.

Hylophorbus dubiusVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 143.

Phrynomantis dubiaNoble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 20, by implication.

Asterophrys dubiaParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 63; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 691, by implication. See comment under Callulops. .

Phrynomantis dubiusZweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 464.

Callulops dubiusDubois, 1988, Alytes, 7: 1-5.

English Names

Moluccan Callulops Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).


Known only from the type locality (Molucca Is., Indonesia).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 241, provided a brief account. Koch, Arida, Riyanto, and Böhme, 2009, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 56: 107-129, reported a population similar to this species (as Callulops cf. dubius) from Salibabu Island in the Talaud Islands, Indonesia.

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