Limnonectes blythii (Boulenger, 1920)

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

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:559E4F4F-7C35-4380-89D5-BA42A5D38004

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scientific name

Limnonectes blythii (Boulenger, 1920)
status

 

Limnonectes blythii (Boulenger, 1920) 

Description.

Adult females (2) 114.8, 127.6 mm SVL, immature female 89.1 mm, presumed adult males 88.1 mm SVL. The vouchers, also including three juveniles, range from 30.2 to 56.3 mm SVL. All individuals have dark or black soles of hindfeet.

Natural history notes.

These frogs occurred in or at the edge of the forest streams.

General Distribution.

Southern Myanmar and western Thailand southward to Sumatra and Borneo.

Molecular Data.

Our specimens were placed in a 16S clade with material from GenBank identified as L. blythii  from neighboring Thailand (GU934328) and elsewhere (RBU55270, RBU66127, RBU66131, RBU66133, and RBU66135; no locality data provided). There are several other sequences from GenBank identified as "L. blythii" elsewhere in the tree (e.g. RBU55269, RBU66115). The type locality for L. blythii  is "Tenasserim valley", Myanmar. Therefore, we consider our specimens to represent L. blythii  based on material closest to the type locality (and fitting the description), and the other specimens in GenBank are misidentified.

Comments.

These semi-aquatic frogs are the largest anurans in this area in both mass and length.

Specimens examined.

USNM 586904-910

Red List status.

NT (Near Threatened).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Dicroglossidae

Genus

Limnonectes