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Rhinoceros Frog
   
   

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Fig 2


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Family : DICROGLOSSIDAE
Species : Limnonectes plicatellus
Size (snout to vent) :
Female 3.4cm,  Male 4.3 cm

A small, forest specialist, the Rhinoceros Frog is easily identified by its short, squat body and its large, broad head. Its preferred habitat are shallow, forest streams. It inhabits primary and secondary forests up to 1200 metres elevation.

As can be seen in the images at left, the males have a distinctive bump towards the back of the head.

The species is limited to southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.


Figs 1 and 2 : two specimens from a small forest stream at Bukit Timah, Singapore.

Fig 3 : Specimen with vertebral stripe from freshwater swamp forest, Singapore.


References : H2, H3