Occidozyga lima (Gravenhorst, 1829)

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.757.24453

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scientific name

Occidozyga lima (Gravenhorst, 1829)
status

 

Occidozyga lima (Gravenhorst, 1829) 

Description.

Adult females (n = 3) 26.5-32.3 mm SVL, adult male (n = 1) 26.5 mm SVL. All had strongly tuberculate skin dorsally on trunk, bold black horizontal stripe on rear of thighs, and strongly patterned venter with pair of dark chin stripes.

Natural history notes.

These frogs occurred in human-modified habitats. All females were gravid.

General Distribution.

Widespread, eastern India to southern China southward through Southeast Asia to Java.

Molecular Data.

We included one individual from Sagaing ( USNM 520376) and one from Mandalay (MBM-JBS 5405). These two were placed in the same COIBIN and the Tanintharyi specimens formed a separate BIN. These were sister to each other in our combined analysis (Fig. 2). These specimens formed a 16S clade with specimens from GenBank identified as O. lima  from Java (AB530619), Myanmar (DQ283224), Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, (KR827958-60, respectively). We note other specimens identified as O. lima  in GenBank are placed elsewhere in the tree but are misidentified, such as AF215398 placed with O. laevis  , and AB488903 placed with O. martensii  specimens.

Comments.

The Common Puddlefrog in Myanmar or the frogs that have been identified as O. lima  contain at least three distinct morphotypes. The taxa vary in size and coloration. The southern Tanintharyi "O. lima" is smaller and has a bold black and white ventral pattern lacking in the "O. lima" from northern Mon State and adjacent Bago, but it does share the bold, dark thigh stripe of the northern frogs.

Specimens examined.

MBM-JBS 5405, USNM 520376, USNM 586924-927.

Red List status.

LC.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Dicroglossidae

Genus

Occidozyga