Limnonectes shompenorum
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from lowland coastal areas of northern and western Sumatra (in Bengkulu, West Sumatra, North Sumatra and Aceh Provinces, all along coastal area to about 200km inland), the Mentawai Islands (Enggano, Siberut, Sipora, Batu Islands (Pini, Tanah Masa and probably in Tanah Bala), Nias and Simeulue), and Natuna in Indonesia; and from Great Nicobar Island (India), Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. It probably also occurs on Banyak and Pagai islands in Indonesia.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in low areas along rivers in tropical forest and forest edges in leaf-litter. It breeds in rivers.


It is common in Indonesia and abundant in the Nicobar Islands.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is probably threatened to some extent by habitat loss and pollution from agriculture. Animals are harvested for food and traded within Indonesia and are probably exported to Singapore.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in some protected areas in Indonesia and Singapore and in Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve in India. It is protected by national legislation in India.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is part of the Limnonectes blythii complex.


Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni, Indraneil Das, S.P. Vijayakumar 2004. Limnonectes shompenorum. In: IUCN 2014


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