Limnonectes blythii (Boulenger, 1920)
Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85
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|Limnonectes blythii (Boulenger, 1920)|
Adult females (2) 114.8, 127.6 mm SVL, immature female 89.1 mm, presumed adult males 88.1 mm SVL. The vouchers, also including three juveniles, range from 30.2 to 56.3 mm SVL. All individuals have dark or black soles of hindfeet.
Natural history notes.
These frogs occurred in or at the edge of the forest streams.
Southern Myanmar and western Thailand southward to Sumatra and Borneo.
Our specimens were placed in a 16S clade with material from GenBank identified as L. blythii from neighboring Thailand (GU934328) and elsewhere (RBU55270, RBU66127, RBU66131, RBU66133, and RBU66135; no locality data provided). There are several other sequences from GenBank identified as "L. blythii" elsewhere in the tree (e.g. RBU55269, RBU66115). The type locality for L. blythii is "Tenasserim valley", Myanmar. Therefore, we consider our specimens to represent L. blythii based on material closest to the type locality (and fitting the description), and the other specimens in GenBank are misidentified.
These semi-aquatic frogs are the largest anurans in this area in both mass and length.
Red List status.
NT (Near Threatened).
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