Microhyla mantheyi Das, Yaakob, and Sukumaran, 2007

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla mantheyi

Microhyla mantheyi Das, Yaakob, and Sukumaran, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 306. Holotype: ZRC 1.10988, by original designation. Type locality: "from road between Jemaluang and Kahang (02° 16′ N, 103° 52–36′ E), Johor, Malaysia".

English Names

Manthey's Narrow-mouthed Frog (Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 57).

Manthey's Chorus Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 228).

Manthey's Narrow-mouth Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 32).


Malay Peninsula, from South Tanintharyi, peninsular Myanmar, and Narathiwat Province in southern Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore.


Confused with Microhyla borneensis prior to its description, according to the original publication. See Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 119–120 (as Microhyla borneensis), and Dring, 1979, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 34: 194 (as Microhyla borneensis). See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 61 (as Microhyla borneensis). Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 102–103 (as Microhyla borneensis), provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 57–58, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Manthey and Denzer, 2014, Sauria, Berlin, 36: 3–21, provided some morphology and color notes. Firdaus, Ratih, Karima, Kusuma, and Suastika, 2018, Bioinform. Biomed. Res. J., 1: 1–6, reported on the mtDNA phylogenetic relationships of the species of Microhyla within Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and peninsular Malaysia, placing this species as the sister of Microhyla malangMicrohyla borneensis. In the Microhyla achatina species group of Garg, Suyesh, Das, Jiang, Wijayathilaka, Amarasinghe, Alhadi, Vineeth, Aravind, Senevirathne, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018 "2019", Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 1–71. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 228–229, provided a brief account (photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 47–48, provided a brief account for South Tanintharyi, peninsular Myanmar. Gorin, Solovyeva, Hasan, Okamiya, Karunarathna, Pawangkhanant, de Silva, Juthong, Milto, Nguyen, Suwannapoom, Haas, Bickford, Das, and Poyarkov, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9411): 1–47, placed this species in their Microhyla achatina group and noted that the nominal species contained at least two cryptic species. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 32, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar.   

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