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  Limnonectes paramacrodon (Inger, 1966)
  Family Name : Dicroglossidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Amphibian)

  Common Names : Masked Swamp Frog

 
Masked Swamp Frog
  • Description
    • Description :
      Hind legs long and slender, tips of fingers and toes not flattened into disks. Skin rough and uniformly brown over back. A black mask covers most of the tympanum (but this mask is not distinct on individuals from Pulau Tekong), abdomen yellow.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Inhabits freshwater swamp forest where it is nocturnal and usually seen on the banks of small streams. Does not seem to call. Known to eat ants and spiders. Larval stages not known.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Freshwater Swamp Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Known from a single locality in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and on Pulau Tekong. Distributed in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation and loss.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Being an exclusive swamp-dweller, its presence is an excellent indicator of the health of the habitat. Its biology is poorly known.
      Conservation Notes :
      Its habitat in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve is protected, but the population on Pulau Tekong would benefit from a conservation plan.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Endangered (EN)
      Singapore Red Data Book 1994 status :
      Vulnerable (V)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Ng, P.K.L. & Wee, Y.C. (Eds.). 1994. The Singapore Red Data Book (1st Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 343pp 

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