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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

River toad

In Thai: จงโคร่ง

Binomial name: Phrynoidis aspera, Johann Ludwig Christian Gravenhorst, 1829

The Asian giant toad (Bufo asper), sometimes referred to as the river toad, is a large toad native to southeast Asia.

Description

Bufo asper is generally a dark grey, green, black or brown in color, and is heavily covered in tubercles. These toads can grow to lengths greater than 8.5 inches (22 cm).

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Bufonidae
Genus
Phrynoidis
Species
Phrynoidis aspera

Common names

  • English:
    • Asian giant toad
    • River toad
    • Rough toad
    • Giant Asiatic toad
  • Thai:
    • จงโคร่ง
    • กง
    • หมาน้ำ

Synonyms

  • Nectes obscurus, Thomas Barbour (1904)
  • Bufo asper, Johann Ludwig Christian Gravenhorst (1829)
  • Phrynoidis aspera, Johann Ludwig Christian Gravenhorst (1829)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Phrynoidis aspera
Phrynoidis aspera
Phrynoidis aspera (sub-adult)
Phrynoidis aspera
River toad

Range Map

Distribution map of River toad, Phrynoidis aspera in Thailand
Range map of Phrynoidis aspera in Thailand