Limnonectes liui

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Limnonectes liui
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Limnonectes
L. liui
Binomial name
Limnonectes liui
(Yang, 1983)

Platymantis liui Yang, 1983
Liurana liui (Yang, 1983)
Micrixalus liui (Yang, 1983)
Taylorana liui (Yang, 1983)
Ingerana liui (Yang, 1983)

Limnonectes liui is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family. It is found in Yunnan, China, but it likely occurs also in nearby Laos and Myanmar. The taxonomic placement of this species has been much debated and varies between sources.[2]

Limnonectes liui are relatively small frogs: males grow to a snout–vent length of about 35 mm (1.4 in) and females to 33 mm (1.3 in).[3] They can be found in or near streams in forested areas. Males guard the eggs are laid in a hole in the ground covered with leaves. The eggs develop directly into small froglets.[1]

Limnonectes liui are threatened by habitat loss caused by agriculture and infrastructure development for tourism.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Yang Datong; Annemarie Ohler; Lu Shunqing (2004). "Limnonectes liui". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T58319A11764955. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58319A11764955.en.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Limnonectes liui (Yang, 1983)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. pp. 222–224. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.