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Singapore fanged frog

Binomial name: Limnonectes malesianus, Bong Heang Kiew, 1984

The Malesian frog, Malaysian river frog, Malaysian peat frog, or peat swamp frog (Limnonectes malesianus) is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family. It is found on the Malay Peninsula (including extreme southern peninsular Thailand and Singapore), Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Indonesia, Malaysia), and a range of islands on the Sunda Shelf (Pulau Kundur, Palau Gallang, Great Natuna Island, Sinkeo Island).

Its natural habitats are shallow, gentle streams and nearby swampy areas including peat swamps, very flat alluvial forests, and overgrown plantations. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss (deforestation), and to a lesser extent, exploitation.

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Scientific classification

Limnonectes malesianus

Common names

  • English:
    • กบทูดมลายู
    • Singapore fanged frog
    • Malaysia peat frog
    • Malaysia river frog
    • Peat swamp frog

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Singapore fanged frog, Limnonectes malesianus in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary

Range map of Limnonectes malesianus in Thailand

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