Species of Thailand

Banna large-headed frog

Limnonectes bannaensis, Ye Changyuan, Fei Liang, Feng Xie & Jian-ping Jiang, 2007

Limnonectes bannaensis (vernacular name: Banna large-headed frog) is a species of frogs in the family Dicroglossidae. It is found in southern China (southern and western Yunnan, southwestern and southeastern Guangxi, and western and central Guangdong), Laos, and Vietnam.

Description

Adult males in the type series measure 68 - 88 mm and adult females 56 - 67 mm in snout–vent length. In a larger series, maximum male and female sizes are respectively 91 and 87 mm. Skin on the dorsum is smooth (wrinkled in Limnonectes kuhlii), with just few fine folds and a few small rounded tubercles scattered posteriorly. The dorsal colouration is brownish or gray brown, with black stripes on areas around the folds. The venter is mottled.

Habitat

Limnonectes bannaensis occurs along streams in mountainous areas at elevations of 320 – 1100 m above sea level. The tadpoles develop in the streams.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Dicroglossidae
Genus
Limnonectes
Species
Limnonectes bannaensis

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Limnonectes bannaensis - Doi Phu Kha NP
Limnonectes bannaensis - Doi Phu Kha NP
Limnonectes bannaensis - Doi Phu Kha NP

Range Map

Distribution map of Banna large-headed frog, Limnonectes bannaensis in Thailand
  • Bo Kluea District, Nan
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
Range map of Limnonectes bannaensis in Thailand