Green puddle frog

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Green puddle frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Occidozyga
Species: O. lima
Binomial name
Occidozyga lima
(Gravenhorst, 1829)
Synonyms

Houlema obscura Gray, 1831
Osteosternum amoyense Wu, 1929

The green puddle frog, rough-skinned floating frog, pearly skin puddle frog, or pointed-tongued floating frog (Occidozyga lima) is a species of frog in the family Dicroglossidae. It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and possibly Nepal.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, rivers, swamps, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, ponds, irrigated land, seasonally flooded agricultural land, and canals and ditches. These frogs are also founded in the pet trade.

O. lima may actually consist of separate species, with Chan (2013) arguing for 3 separate species: (1) Java, Indonesia; (2) southern China to northern Indochina; (3) southern Indochina to Myanmar.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chan, H. [陳翰奇]. (2013). Phylogeography and cryptic diversity of Occidozyga lima (Gravenhorst 1829). (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5060583

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