Limnonectes doriae (Boulenger, 1887)

Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85

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Limnonectes doriae (Boulenger, 1887)


Limnonectes doriae (Boulenger, 1887) 


Juveniles (n = 4) 27.6-33.1 mm, subadult female 48.6 mm, adult males (4) 48.7-53.5 mm SVL.

Natural history notes.

The collection contains two distinct size classes. The gonads of the adults were sexually quiescent; this information and the “half-grown” juveniles indicate an end of the monsoon- early dry season breeding cycle.

General Distribution.

Myanmar and western and peninsular Thailand.

Molecular Data.

We included other individuals from Yangon ( USNM 587326-27, and CAS 248173), Bago ( USNM 587093 and 587097), and Mon ( USNM 587303 and 587306) states. These were placed into three COIBINs, one for the Yangon and Bago specimens (ADG3667), one for the Mon State specimens (ADG3666), and one for the Tanintharyi specimens (AAB2123). All of these specimens formed a 16S clade with a specimen from GenBank (GU934330) identified as L. doriae  from Myanmar, Pegu ( CAS 208425) and another specimen identified as "L. nitidus" from peninsular Thailand ( Grosjean et al. 2015b; KR827897), a species known only from the Cameron Highlands and Fraser’s Hills, of Peninsular Malaysia. The type locality for L. doriae  is northern Tenasserim, near Mawlamyine, between the Tanintharyi and northern individuals. We note that Grosjean et al. (2015b) did not report having any L. doriae  in their study, a species that extends onto the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Therefore, we consider the Tanintharyi specimens, the CAS specimens, and the Grosjean et al. (2015b) L. nitidus  to be L. doriae  .

Specimens examined.

USNM 586911-919, USNM 587326-27, USNM 587093, USNM 587097, USNM 587303, USNM 587306, CAS 248173.

Red List status.