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Volume 9 | Number 2 | November 2020 v9i2.235 taprobanica 9 2 cover low


Volume 9 | Number 2 | November 2020
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 25 June 2020
Accepted date: 31 October 2020
Published date: 28 November 2020
Pp. 220–221, Pl. 60.

Limnonectes macrodon (Duméril & Bibron, 1841) from Bali, Indonesia

Petr Sramek & Ruchira Somaweera*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: ruchira.somaweera@gmail.com

The Giant Javan Frog, Limnonectes macrodon (Duméril & Bibron, 1841), is a large dicroglossid with adult males reaching up to 15 cm SVL. This species was previously thought to be widespread in Southeast Asia, but taxonomic studies have spilt the taxon into multiple species, with L. macrodon now considered to be restricted to Java and to Lampung province in South Sumatra. Accordingly, numerous records from elsewhere are now considered either to belong to other taxa or need further verification. For example, those records from the Malay Peninsula and from the mainland of Southeast Asia are now referrable to L. blythii, whereas those from Borneo are referrable to L. ingeri. The record from Sikkim in northeastern India is almost certainly in error, whereas another record for Manipur in northeastern India is yet to be verified. Similarly, those from New Guinea also need further investigation and a record from the Andaman Islands in India likely belongs to an as yet undescribed species.

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