Malesian frog

species of amphibian
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Malesian frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Limnonectes
Species: L. malesianus
Binomial name
Limnonectes malesianus
(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).[2] 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.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b van Dijk, P.P.; Iskandar, D. & Inger, R. (2004). "Limnonectes malesianus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Limnonectes malesianus (Kiew, 1984)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 

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