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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Tawau fanged frog

Thai: กบป่าพรุ

Binomial name: Limnonectes paramacrodon, Robert Frederick Inger, 1966

Limnonectes paramacrodon (commonly known as the masked swamp frog) is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family.

It is found in Malay Peninsula (Malaysia, Singapore, and southernmost Thailand), Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia), and Natuna Besar.

Its natural habitats are lowland swamp forest areas with small rivers and streams. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

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Scientific classification

Limnonectes paramacrodon

Common names

  • English:
    • Tawau fanged frog
    • Masked swamp frog
    • Tawau wart frog
    • Lesser swamp frog
  • Thai: กบป่าพรุ


  • Rana paramacrodon, Robert Frederick Inger (1966)

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Tawau fanged frog, Limnonectes paramacrodon in Thailand
  • Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat

Range map of Limnonectes paramacrodon in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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