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Fejervarya limnocharis

Fejervarya limnocharis (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura
Subordo: Neobatrachia
Familia: Dicroglossidae
Subfamilia: Dicroglossinae
Genus: Fejervarya
Species: Fejervarya limnocharis


Fejervarya limnocharis (Gravenhorst, 1829)

Type locality: Java, Indonesia.

Neotype: RMNH 4287.


* Rana limnocharis Gravenhorst, 1829
* Rana limnocharis Wiegmann, 1834
* Rana agricola Jerdon, 1854
* Rana lymnocharis — Stoliczka, 1872
* Rana (Fejervarya) limnocharis — Bolkay, 1915
* Rana wasl Annandale, 1917
* Rana (Rana) limnocharis — Boulenger, 1920
* Rana limnocharis limnocharis — Mertens, 1930
* Dicroglossus limnocharis — Deckert, 1938
* Rana (Rana) limnocharis — Nakamura & Ueno, 1963
* Rana (Dicroglossus) limnocharis limnocharis — Dubois, 1974
* Rana (Euphlyctis) limnocharis — Dubois, 1980
* Rana (Euphlyctis) limnocharis — Dubois, 1981
* Rana (Fejervarya) limnocharis — Dubois, 1984
* Euphlyctis limnocharis — Poynton & Broadley, 1985
* Limnonectes (Fejervarya) limnocharis — Dubois, 1987
* Fejervarya limnocharis — Iskandar, 1998
* Fejervarya wasl — Fei, Ye, Jiang & Xie, 2002


* Gravenhorst, 1829, Delic. Mus. Zool. Vratislav., 1: 42.
* Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 71.
* Frost, Darrel R. 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October, 2007). Electronic Database accessible at [1] American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Fejervarya limnocharis . Accessed on 27 May 2008.
* 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN link: Fejervarya limnocharis (Least Concern) Downloaded on 27 May 2008.

Vernacular names
English: Boie's Wart Frog


The Cricket Frog (Fejervarya (Rana) limnocharis) is a species of frog found widely distributed in South Asia. Molecular studies of the species complex suggest that there may be multiple species involved.


The following description is from Boulenger[1]

Very closely allied to Rana tigrina, from which it differs in its smaller size, half-webbed toes, slight development of the fringe on the fifth toe, and usually in the presence of a small outer metatarsal tubercle. The length and shape of the snout, the size of the inner metatarsal tubercle, and the relative length of the hind limbs and of the fourth toe vary to an extraordinary degree. The tibio-tarsal articulation usually reaches the eye, or between the latter and the end of the snout; but in some specimens (var. brevipalmata, from Pegu and S. India) it reaches considerably beyond the end of the snout, and the foot measures two thirds the distance between the end of the snout and the vent Greenish or olive, with darker spots; a light vertebral line or band frequently present; sometimes a light line along the inner side of the leg; sides of thighs black-marbled; throat of male usually with two large black blotches, sometimes connected and forming a 'M'.[1]

From snout to vent 2-5 inches.

The species forms a complex with several genetic variants that may represent multiple species.[2][3]


A widely distributed species, extending from China and Southern Japan, throughout India, Ceylon, and Burma to the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago. In the Himalayas (Sikkim) it occurs up to 7000 feet. Stoliczka observed that it usually does not hesitate to take to the sea or brackish water.[1] In West Pakistan it occurs in the Indus drainage from the delta north at least to Rawalpindi.[4]

1. ^ a b c Boulenger, G. A. (1890) Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.
2. ^ M Kotaki, A Kurabayashi, M Matsui, W Khonsue, TH Djong, M Tandon, M Sumida (2008) Genetic Divergences and Phylogenetic Relationships Among the Fejervarya limnocharis Complex in Thailand and Neighboring Countries Revealed by Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes. Zoolog Sci 25: 381-90.
3. ^ Mohammed Mafizul Islam, Md Mukhlesur Rahman Khan, Djong Hon Tjong, Mohammad Shafiqul Alam, Masayuki Sumida (2008) Genetic Differentiation of the Fejervarya limnocharis Complex from Bangladesh and Other Asian Countries Elucidated by Allozyme Analyses. Zoolog Sci. 25(3):261-72
4. ^ Minton, S. A. Jr 1966 A contribution to the herpetology of West Pakistan. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 134(2)

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