Native Animals

Limnonectes blythii

Giant Frog
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Peninsular Malaysia ver 3.1, 2022
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Taxonomy

Description

Limnonectes blythii is a large frog with snout body and its hindlegs is long and stocky. This species is a good jumper. This species has vomerine teeth, its head as long as wide, rounded snout and the tympanum is not clearly visible. The fingertips of this species expanded into large disks with circum-marginal grooves and its toes with broad webbing. The skin of upper body and belly are finely granular, the throat and chin are smooth and yellowish green with small dark patches. Males grow to a snout–vent length of 90-260 mm and females grow up to 85-125 mm.

Commonly, this species can be found along rivers in primary and secondary forest. Sometimes, it also can be found on the forest floor away from rivers. In Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, this species can be found along river banks, on track and boulders in streams and forest trails. The altitudinal range of this species is at about 0 - 1200 m. This species occurs in Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest
Suitable Unknown
3
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2022 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
Peninsular Malaysia
3.1
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 4
  • Kedah 4
  • Kelantan 3
  • Pahang 7
  • Perak 3
  • Terengganu 3
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Awang Noor Abd. Ghani (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Economics
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • PM
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Lim Boo Liat (Dr.)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Rodents (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Invasive Alien Species
Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular
  • Vascular
  • Amphibians
  • Amphibians
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Protected Areas
  • Forest
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohamad Rosni Bin Othman (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Coral Reefs
  • Turtle, Tortoise, and Terrapin
  • Amphibians
  • Law and Policy
  • Management
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
  • W
Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Amphibians
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Awareness
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Landscape
  • Law and Policy
  • Management
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Systematics
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC)
  • National Policy on Biological Diversity
  • Policy
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Zoonotic
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
Teo Eng Wah (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Invasive Alien Species
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

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Book
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Chapter in book
  1. Inventori Hidupan Liar di Putrajaya. In Pelan Pengurusan Hidupan Liar Putrajaya. PERHILITAN & Perbadanan Putrajaya. pp. 1-52.
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Journal
  1. Malayan Nature Journal, Volume 73, Issue 3, p. 419, 2021

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Mr. Ahmad Hafizuddin Bin Rohim@rahim, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ainul Aqilah Binti Mohd Nasir, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mrs. Azuhaidah Binti Alias, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Farisha Binti Mohd Jamil, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Mrs. Juriah A/p Nibong, Mr. Kaviarasu Munian, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mr. Muhamad Hamidin Bin Hassan, Ms. Nor Liyana Binti Hassan, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Prof. Dr. Norhayati Binti Ahmad, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Aimi Amirah Binti Mohd Zaki, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Kaviarasu Munian, Norhayati Binti Ahmad & Yang Jian-Huan

Species Citation :- Limnonectes blythii. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/9972. [Retrieved 30 January 2023].

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