Limnonectes shompenorum Das, 1996

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes shompenorum

Limnonectes shompenorum Das, 1996, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 2: 127. Holotype: ZSIC A8741, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 2 km east of Kopen Heat, ca. 14 km on the East-West Road, Great Nicobar, India".

English Names

Shompen Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 29).


Great Nicobar Island, India; western Sumatra (provinces of Aceh, Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Barat, Riau, Bengkulu, and Sumatera Selatan), Indonesia. 


Similar to Limnonectes macrodon according to the original publication. Inger and Iskandar, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., 53: 138, provided the Sumatran record. TeyniĆ©, David, and Ohler, 2010, Zootaxa, 2416: 9-10, commented on additional Sumatran material.

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