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  Limnonectes plicatellus (Stoliczka, 1873)
  Family Name : Dicroglossidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Amphibian)

  Common Names : Rhinoceros Frog

 
Rhinoceros Frog
  • Description
    • Description :
      Body short and squat, head broad and massive, hind legs long and relatively muscular. Back with a series of low longitudinal ridges, orange or brown with irregular grey blotches. Adult males have a backward-pointing bony protrusion on top of the head.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      This nocturnally active and insectivorous frog inhabits the bank of small shallow streams in mature forest and swamp forest.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Known from the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and a single locality in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. This species is endemic to the Malay Peninsula.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation and loss.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      The biology of this rare species is poorly known.
      Conservation Notes :
      Continued protection of known habitats in the Nature Reserves is essential.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Endangered (EN)
  • 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 

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