Thailand Amphibian Checklist




Amphibians of Thailand

The Amphibians of Thailand are contained in three orders, divided into eight families. A total of 176 species is recorded from Thailand. As amphibian taxonomy is undergoing rapid change, with increased research and publication, taxonomy and nomenclature follow Amphbiaweb. Two useful, older, standard references for Thai amphibians are Khonsue, W. and Thirakhupt, K. (2001) A Checklist of the Amphibians of Thailand, and Tanya Chan-ard and Anantapong Poolsawasdi (2003), A Photographic Guide to Amphibians in Thailand. A complete checklist, with Thai names, citations and synonyms can be downloaded in Excel format - Thailand Amphibian Checklist.

  Common Name Scientific name Thai Distribution
  No common name Tylototriton uyenoi North (Chiang Mai).
  No common name Tylototriton panhai Northeast (Phitsanulok and Loei).
  Malayan Caecilian Caudacaecilia asplenia South (Yala).
  Larut Hill Caecilian Caudacaecilia larutensis South (Narathiwat).
  Pointed-snouted Caecilian Ichthyophis acuminatus North (Lampang).
  Ko Tao Caecilian Ichthyophis kohtaoensis Southeast, southwest and south.
  Supachai's Caecilian Ichthyophis supachaii South (Nakhon Sri Thammarat).
  Doi Suthep Caecilian Ichthyophis youngorum North (Chang Mai).
  Larut Cascade Frog Amolops larutensis South.
  Northern Cascade Frog Amolops marmoratus Northwest and west.
  Doi Inthanon Rock Frog Amolops archotaphus North (Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai).
  No common name Amolops sp. nov.  North (Nan).
  Tenasserim Cascade Frog Amolops panhai Burma border from Ranong to Mae Wong.
  Doi Chang Frog Nanorana aenea North.
  Rugose Frog Hoplobatrachus rugulosus Widespread.
  Siamese Cascade Frog Huia melasma North and west.
  Tasan Frog Ingerana tasanae Central peninsula.
  Tenasserim Frog Ingerana tenasserimensis West and south.
  Mangrove Frog Fejervarya cancrivora Widespread except north.
  Field Frog Fejervarya limnocharis Widespread.
  Khanun Rain-pool Frog Fejervarya muangkanensis West (Khanchanaburi).
  Rajah Frog Fejervarya raja South.
  Sandstone Frog Fejervarya triora Northeast (Ubon Ratchthani).
  Chiang Mai Rain-pool Frog Fejervarya chiangmaiensis North (Chiang Mai).
  Blyth's Giant Frog Limnonectes blythii North, west and south.
  Malaysian Peat Frog Limnonectes malesianus Extreme south.
  Peat Swamp Frog Limnonectes paramacrodon South (Narathiwat).
  Taylor's Frog Limnonectes taylori Northwest.
  Jarujin's Frog Limnonectes jarujini West.
  Korat Big-mouthed Frog Limnonectes megastomias Northeast.
  Isan Big-headed Frog Limnonectes isanensis Northeast (Loei).
  Limborg's Frog Limnonectes limborgi West.
  Malayan Rivulet Frog Limnonectes deinodon Extreme south.
  Doria's Frog Limnonectes doriae North, west and south.
  Ko Chang Frog Limnonectes kohchangae Southeast.
  Large-headed Frog Limnonectes macrognathus Peninsula, Phuket and maybe north.
  Gyldenstolpe's Frog Limnonectes gyldenstolpei Widespread.
  Rhinoceros Frog Limnonectes plicatellus South.
  Lauhachinda's Fanged Frog Limnonectes lauhachindai Northeast (Ubon Ratchathani).
  Stoliczka's Frog Limnonectes hascheana Southwest and south.
  Spotted Puddle Frog Occidozyga laevis Extreme south.
  Common Puddle Frog Occidozyga lima South.
  Pearl-tipped Pustuled Puddle Frog Occidozyga magnapustulosus North and northeast.
  Martens's Puddle Frog Occidozyga martensii Widespread.
  Bourret's Frog Quasipaa bourreti Northwest.
  Spiny-breasted Frog Quasipaa fasciculispina Southeast.
  Undescribed Quasipaa sp. nov. North (Nan).
  Hill Frog Clinotarsus penelope Southwest and south.
  Nicobar Cricket Frog Amnirana nicobariensis South.
  Hose's Frog Odorrana hosii South.
  Chloronate Huia Frog Odorrana chloronota West, central and northeast.
  Undescribed Odorrana sp. nov. North (Nan).
  Schmaker's Frog Odorrana schmackeri North (Chiang Mai).
  Anderson's Frog Odorrana andersonii North (Chiang Mai).
  Phu Luang Rock Frog Odorrana aureola Northeast (Loei).
  Khao Yai Rock Frog Odorrana indeprensa  Northeast (Nakhon Ratchasima).
  Vietnamese Frog Odorrana nasica North and west.
  Burmese Rock Frog Odorrana livida West.
  No common name Chalcorana eschatia West and south (Peninsula and Phuket).
  No common name Chalcorana scutigera  South.
  Mahogany Frog Abavorana luctuosa South.
  No common name Siamophryne troglodytes West (Sai Yok).
  Millet's Frog Indosylvirana milleti  Central, northeast and southeast.
  Green-backed Frog Hylarana erythraea Widespread.
  Stripe-backed Frog Hylarana macrodactyla Widespread.
  Taiwanese Frog Hylorana taipehensis North, northeast and east.
  Cope's Frog Hydrophylax leptoglossa West.
  No common name Hydrophylax sp. nov. Extreme south (Narathiwat).
  Johns's Frog Rana johnsi Northeast (Loei).
  Yellow Frog Pelophylax lateralis Widespread except south.
  Rough-sided Frog Pulchrana glandulosa South.
  Banjaran Frog Pulchrana banjarana South (Yala).
  Masked Rough-sided Frog Pulchrana laterimaculata South (Narathiwat).
  Spotted Stream Frog Pulchrana signata South.
  Dark-sided Frog Sylvirana nigrovittata Widespread (north of istamus).
  Malayan Dark-sided Frog Sylvirana malayana South (western side of peninsula south of isthamus).
  Dark-eared Frog Sylvirana cubitalis Widespread.
  Smith's Frog Sylvirana faber Southeast (Chanthaburi). Endemic to Cardamom Mts.
  Mortensen's Frog Sylvirana mortenseni Northeast and southeast (Khao Yai to Ko Chang).
  Three-striped Frog Humerana miopus South.
  No common name Babina lini Northeast (Loei).
  Burmese Horned Frog Brachytarsophrys carinensis North, southwest and south.
  Fae's Horned Frog Brachytarsophrys feae North (Chiang Mai).
  White-eyed Litter Frog Leptobrachium chapaense North (Chiang Mai).
  Spotted Litter Frog Leptobrachium hendricksoni South.
  Smith's Litter Frog Leptobrachium smithi Widespread.
  Undescribed Leptobrachium sp. nov. West (Khanchanaburi).
  Bourret's Litter Frog Leptolalax bouretti North (Chiang Mai).
  Gracile Litter Frog Leptolalax gracilis West (Khanchanaburi).
  Variable Litter Frog Leptolalax heteropus Extreme south.
  Mud Litter Frog Leptolalax pelodytoides North and west.
  No Common Name Leptolalax melanoleucus South (Surat Thani).
  No Common Name Leptolalax fuliginosus Peninsula (Prachuap Khiri Khan).
  No Common Name Leptolalax solus South (Yala and Nakhon Sri Thammarat).
  No Common Name Leptolalax minimus North (Chiang Mai).
  Long-nosed Horned Frog Megophrys nasuta South.
  Malayan Horned Frog Megophrys aceras South.
  Slender-legged Horned Frog Megophrys longipes South.
  Greater Stream Horned Frog Megophrys major North, northeast and southwest.
  Dwarf Horned Frog Megophrys minor North (Chiang Mai).
  Lesser Stream Horned Frog Megophrys parva North and southwest.
  Chanthaburi Horned Frog Megophrys lekaguli Southeast.
  Undescribed Megophrys sp. nov. South (Surat Thani).
  Tak Horned Frog Megophrys takensis West.
  Narrow-mouthed Horned Frog Ophryophryne microstoma North (Nan).
  Inthanon Stream Toad Ansonia inthanon North (Chiang Mai).
  Kra Stream Toad Ansonia kraensis Isthmus of Kra
  Malayan Stream Toad Ansonia malayana Extreme south.
  Siamese Stream Toad Ansonia siamensis South (Trang).
  Khao Chang Stream Toad Ansonia khaochangensis South (Phang-nga).
  Undescribed Ansonia sp. nov. South (Phuket).
  River Toad Phrynoidis aspera Widespread.
  Flat-headed Toad Ingerophrynus macrotis Widespread.
  Indochinese Dwarf Toad Ingerophrynus parvus Widespread.
  Black-spined Toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus Widespread.
  Slender-legged Stream Toad Leptophryne borbonica South.
  Malayan Brown Toad Rentapia hosii Extreme south.
  Indian Leaf Frog Hyla annectans North (Mae Hong Son).
  Doria's Bush Frog Chiromantis doriae North, west and northeast.
  Nong Khor Bush Frog Chiromantis nongkhorensis West, northeast and southeast.
  Undescribed Chiromantis sp. nov. South (Chumphon).
  Burmese Bush Frog Feihyla vittata Widespread.
  Hansen's Bush Frog Feihyla hansenae North, northeast and southeast.
  Karin Hills Bush Frog Gracixalus carinensis North (Chiang Mai).
  Orange Bush Frog Gracixalus seesom West.
  Taylor's Tree Frog Kurixalus bisacculus Northeast, southeast and southwest.
  Boulenger's Tree Frog Kurixalus verrucosus Northeast and west southward to Phang-nga.
  Frilled Tree Frog Kurixalus appendiculatus South (south of Phang-nga).
  Dwarf Bush Frog Raorchestes parvulus Northeast and southeast.
  Peters's Bush Frog Philautus petersi Extreme south.
  Vermiculate Bush Frog Philautus vermiculatus South (Yala).
  Collett's Tree Frog Polypedates colletti South.
  Malayan Slender Tree Frog Polypedates discantus South.
  Four-lined Tree Frog Polypedates leucomystax West (south of Prachuap Khiri Khan) and south.
  Dark-eared Tree Frog Polypedates macrotis South.
  Spot-legged Tree Frog Polypedates megacephalus Widespread (north of Prachuap Khiri Khan).
  Twin-spotted Tree Frog Rhacophorus bipunctatus West and south.
  Red-Webbed Tree Frog Rhacophorus rhodopus East.
  Blue-spotted Tree Frog Rhacophorus cyanopunctatus South.
  Fae's Tree Frog Rhacophorus feae North and northeast.
  Giant Tree Frog Rhacophorus maximus North and southwest.
  Wallace's Tree Frog Rhacophorus nigropalmatus South.
  Norhayati's Tree Frog Rhacophorus norhayatii Northwest and extreme south.
  Harlequin Tree Frog Rhacophorus pardalis South (Yala).
  Jade Tree Frog Rhacophorus prominanus South.
  Reinwardt's Tree Frog Rhacophorus reinwardtii Southwest and south.
  Robinson's Tree Frog Rhacophorus robinsonii South.
  Jarujin's Tree Frog Rhacophorus jarujini Northeast.
  Black-webbed Tree Frog Rhacophorus kio North and west.
  Northern Pied Warted Tree Frog Theloderma albopunctatum Widespread except south.
  Southern Pied Warted Tree Frog Theloderma asperum Extreme south.
  Large Warted Tree Frog Theloderma gordoni North (Chiang Mai).
  Malayan Warted Tree Frog Theloderma horridum Extreme south.
  Chanthaburi Warted Tree Frog Theloderma stellatum North, east and southeast.
  Cinnamon Tree Frog Theloderma pictum South.
  Smooth Frog Theloderma licin South.
  Spiny-heeled Froglet Chaperina fusca Peninsula (Surat Thani).
  Striped Spadefoot Frog Glyphoglossus guttulatus Widespread.
  Undescribed Calluella sp. nov. Krabi.
  Truncate-snouted Burrowing Frog Glyphoglossus molossus Widespread except south.
  Striped Sticky Frog Kalophrynus interlineatus North, northeast and southeast.
  Red-sided Sticky Frog Kalophrynus pleurostigma South.
  Wide-disked Narrow-mouthed Frog Kaloula latidisca Southwest and south.
  Median-striped Bullfrog Kaloula mediolineata West, central, northeast and southeast.
  Banded Bullfrog Kaloula pulchra Widespread.
  Golden Bullfrog Kaloula aureata South (Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat).
  Red-bellied Frog Phrynella pulchra Extreme south.
  Annam Chorus Frog Microhyla annamensis Southeast (Chanthaburi).
  Boulenger's Chorus Frog Microhyla annectens South (Chumphon).
  Berdmore's Chorus Frog Microhyla berdmorei Widespread.
  Manthey's Chorus Frog Microhyla mantheyi South (Ranong southward).
  Noisy Chorus Frog Microhyla butleri Widespread.
  Dark-sided Chorus Frog Microhyla heymonsi Widespread.
  Mukhlesur's Chorus Frog Microhyla mukhlesuri Widespread.
  Painted Chorus Frog Microhyla pulchra Widespread.
  Inornate Chorus Frog Micryletta inornata Widespread.