Leptobrachium smithi Matsui, Nabhitabhata, and Panha, 1999

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Genus: Leptobrachium > Species: Leptobrachium smithi

Leptobrachium smithi Matsui, Nabhitabhata, and Panha, 1999, Japan. J. Herpetol., 18: 19-29. Holotype: NHMT A 001, by original designation. Type locality: "Ton Nam Plu Waterfall, Khao Chong, Trang Province, Thailand (7° 34′ N, 99° 49′ E, alt. 260 m)".

Leptobrachium (Leptobrachium) smithiDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12.

English Names

Smith's Litter Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 78; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 39).

Red-eyed Frog (Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 28).

Java Spade Foot Toad (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 51 [Note: inasmuch as the species does not occur in Java, this English name is clearly inappropriate]).


Southern Thailand and adjacent Peninsular Myanmar south to extreme northern Malaya (Malaysia); Sayaboury and Vientiane provinces, western Laos; isolated records in Assam and Meghalaya, northwestern India; Chittagong and Rangamati Hill districts, Bangladesh.


Confused with Leptobrachium hasseltii and Leptobrachium pullum prior to its description. Reported for Kamrup District, Assam, India, by Sengupta, Choudhury, and Das, 2001, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 98: 289-291, and Choudhury, Hussain, Buruah, Saikia, and Sengupta, 2002, Hamadryad, 26: 276. Das and Chanda, 2004, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 10: 245-246, reported the species in Myanmar. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 78-79, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Reported for Pulau Langkawi, Kadeh, northwestern West Malaysia, by Grismer, Youmans, Wood, Ponce, Wright, Jones, Johnson, Sanders, Gower, Yaakob, and Lim, 2006, Hamadryad, 30: 61-74. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 474, provided records for Laos.

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