Family : DICROGLOSSIDAE
Species : Fejervarya cancrivora
Size (snout to vent) :
Female 8 cm, Male 7 cm
The Crab-eating Frog
occurs in a range of habitats including coastal scrub, marshes, disturbed
forests and mangroves where it can tolerate brackish water. This species,
along with the Malayan Giant Frog Limnonectes blythii, is favoured for its
eating quality and is sometimes farmed for its edible legs.
patterning on its dorsal surface is an aid to identification, as
well as the extensive webbing on its hind feet. Some specimens may possess a
On the Southeast Asia mainland this widespread frog occurs in Indochina,
southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Offshore it
occurs in Borneo, Sumatra, Java and the Philippines.
Fig 1 : Specimen from
Potowangka, western Flores, Indonesia in area of disturbed secondary
Fig 2 : Specimen in mangrove habitat at Pulau Ubin, Singapore.
Fig 3 : Specimen found close to beach habitat, Pulau Sugi, Riau Archipelago,
Fig 4 : Large adult specimen
in brackish water at Pulau Sugi, Riau Archipelago,
Fig 5 : Orange-tinged
specimen from Siem Reap, Cambodia.
References : H2, H3