Giant river frog

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Giant river frog
Giant River Frog (Limnonectes leporinus) (23497166500).jpg
A giant river frog at the Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Limnonectes
L. leporinus
Binomial name
Limnonectes leporinus
Andersson, 1923

The giant river frog (Limnonectes leporinus) is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family. It is endemic to Borneo, and found in Brunei, Kalimantan (Indonesia), and Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia).[2]

Giant river frogs inhabit the banks of small to large, rocky streams in hilly lowland rainforests. The tadpoles develop in quiet side pools of streams. It is locally affected by deforestation and over-exploitation, but it is not considered threatened by the IUCN.[1]


  1. ^ a b Inger, R.; Iskandar, D.; Das, I.; Stuebing, R.; Lakim, M.; Yambun, P. & Mumpuni (2004). "Limnonectes leporinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T58348A11770364. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58348A11770364.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Limnonectes leporinus Andersson, 1923". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 4 April 2014.