Limnonectes laticeps
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: India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from northeastern India (Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar (the Dawna Hills, Schwe Settaw on the Shan/Mandalay border, and Kachin Hkakabo National Park), the Chumphon area of Thailand, extreme southern Thailand, throughout Peninsular Malaysia, and central and western Sarawak, central Kalimantan and Brunei in Borneo, and in Sumatra, Indonesia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. The altitudinal range is from 50-1,400 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits small shallow streams in closed-canopy rainforest, and is associated with sand, gravel and rocks. In Borneo this species occurs along the banks of small streams, in pools in swampy streams, in seepage areas near streams in hilly primary forest, and in road-side rainwater drains.


It is common in suitable habitat in Peninsular Malaysia. It is either localized in occurrence or rare in most of Thailand. It is locally abundant in Sumatra, and occurs patchily in Borneo, although a recent study found it to be the most abundant anuran species in the Matang Range (Das et al. 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation is the major threat to this species, leading to range constriction and fragmentation.

Conservation Actions

The species is well represented in protected areas and watershed protection forests in Peninsular Malaysia. In India it has been reported from Pakhui Wild Life Sanctuary and the Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. In Borneo, effective preservation of hilly lowland rainforest, especially in Kalimantan, is needed, although it has been recorded for Kubah National Park (Das et al. 2007). Verification of the taxonomic status and variability across its wide and apparently disjunctive distribution is needed. It is protected by national legislation in India.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is a complex comprising at least three species.


van Dijk, P.P., Iskandar, D., Inger, R., Sengupta, S. & Bordoloi, S. 2004. Limnonectes laticeps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58347A136562851. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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