Odorrana monjerai (Matsui & Jaafar, 2006)
|Species Description: Matsui M, Jaafar I 2005 A new cascade frog of the subgenus Odorrana from peninsular Malaysia. Zool Sci 23:647-651.|
Dorsal coloration varies from green with dark brown spots, to dark brown with green markings. The venter is white. The upper lip has a broad white stripe. Hindlimbs appear to be barred dorsally in the photo from the original paper (Matsui and Jaafar 2006) but this is not discussed in the text.
This species can be distinguished from other members of the subgenus Odorrana by the following combination of characteristics: white lip stripe, dorsolateral folds, fully webbed fourth toe, vomerine teeth, presence of gular vocal pouches in the male, much larger tympanum in the male, first finger shorter than second, finely tuberculated, granular dorsum, and unpigmented ova in females.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia
Malaysian region distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peninsular Malaysia
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The breeding season occurs later than early June, as the single female specimen collected at that time had mature ova present in the ovaries. These mature ova measured 2.3 mm in diameter and were creamy colored, lacking pigment.
Matsui, M., and Jaafar, I. (2006). ''A new cascade frog of the subgenus Odorrana from Peninsular Malaysia.'' Zoological Science, 23(6), 647-651.
Originally submitted by: Kellie Whittaker (first posted 2007-06-12)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-03-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Odorrana monjerai <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/6806> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 24, 2023.
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