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Malesian Frog
   
   

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Family : DICROGLOSSIDAE
Species : Limnonectes malesianus
Size (snout to vent) :
Female & Male >10 cm

A nocturnal forest species, which at night may venture into clearings. The dorsum is generally a reddish or reddish-brown colour, and the throat is mottled. There is a pale, thin vertebral stripe.  

 
   
 
  Distinguishing features :
Top : The dark blotch on the tympanum.
Bottom : The 'W' shaped skin folds on the back.
   

In the field it can be distinguished from similar species, such as the Malayan Giant Frog Limnonectes blythii, by the sharp angle of the skin fold behind the tympanum, by the clearly defined black patch on the upper part of the tympanum, and by the 'W' shaped skin folds on the back.

It occurs in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo and Java.  

 

 

Fig 1 : Example from Johor, Peninsular Malaysia with complex markings.

Fig 2 : Dark specimen in daylight, from Kota Tinggi, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia.

Fig 3 : Photographed at Sungei Petuang, Lake Kenyir, Peninsular Malaysia.

Fig 4 : Large adult at Western Catchment, Singapore.

Fig 5 : Pale specimen from Bukit Timah, Singapore.

Fig 6 : Large male with huge head from Singapore's central forests.

Fig 7 : 2cm juvenile from Pulau Bintan, Riau Archipelago, Indonesia.


References : H2, H3