Limnonectes plicatellus
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs from far southern Thailand (Yala and Narathiwat provinces; Taylor 1962), through most of Peninsular Malaysia and Penang Island (Berry 1975) to Singapore (Lim and Lim 1992, Ming 2000); and there is also a record from Peninsular Thailand (the Khao Pra Bangkram Wildlife Sanctuary further to the north). It occurs from lowlands up to about 1,200 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits small streams and is associated with swampy puddles in primary and degraded rainforest. It lays its eggs in small-excavated holes on the edge of streams. The tadpoles develop in streams.


This is not a rare frog in appropriate habitat, but it is never abundant. It is considered uncommon in Singapore and Thailand.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Some habitat loss is taking place, which is detrimental to local populations, but overall the species seems secure.

Conservation Actions

The species is confirmed from enough protected areas and watershed protection areas to expect that viable populations will persist for the foreseeable future.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Limnonectes plicatellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58364A62614427. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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