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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Green puddle frog

Thai: เขียดจะนา

Binomial name: Occidozyga lima, Johann Ludwig Christian Gravenhorst, 1829

The green puddle frog, rough-skinned floating frog, pearly skin puddle frog, or pointed-tongued floating frog (Occidozyga lima) is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family.

It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and possibly Nepal.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, rivers, swamps, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, ponds, irrigated land, seasonally flooded agricultural land, and canals and ditches. These frogs are also founded in the pet trade.

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Scientific classification

Occidozyga lima

Common names

  • English:
    • Green puddle frog
    • Common puddle frog
    • Puddle frog
    • Pearly skin puddle frog
    • Pointed-tongued floating frog
  • Thai: เขียดจะนา


  • Osteosternum amoyense, Wu (1929)
  • Houlema obscura, John Edward Gray (1831)
  • Rana lima, Johann Ludwig Christian Gravenhorst (1829)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Green puddle frog, Occidozyga lima in Thailand

Range map of Occidozyga lima in Thailand

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