Leptolalax melicus

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Leptolalax melicus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Megophryidae
Genus: Leptolalax
Species: L. melicus
Binomial name
Leptolalax melicus
Rowley, Stuart, Thy, and Emmett, 2010[1]

Leptolalax melicus (Appleby's Asian toad) is a frog species in the family Megophryidae. It is endemic to Cambodia where it is only known from near its type locality, Virachey National Park, Ratanakiri Province; it is expected to have a wider distribution that may reach Laos and Vietnam.[2] Leptolalax melicus have only been found near rocky streams in evergreen forest between 650–850 m (2,130–2,790 ft) altitude.[1]


Leptolalax melicus is a small species even among the generally small Leptolalax: seven adult males were recorded to measure 20–23 mm (0.79–0.91 in) in snout-vent length. It is morphologically similar to Leptolalax applebyi. The advertisement call of male Leptolalax melicus is unique, consisting of a single long introductory note containing 8–50 pulses, followed by 3–11 predominantly single-pulsed notes.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rowley, J.J.L.; B. L. Stuart; N. Thy; D. A. Emmett (2010). "A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from northeastern Cambodia" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2567: 57–68. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Leptolalax melicus Rowley, Stuart, Thy, and Emmett, 2010". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 19 October 2013.