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Crab-eating Frog
   
   

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Family : DICROGLOSSIDAE
Species : Fejervarya cancrivora
Size (snout to vent) :
Female 8 cm, Male 7 cm

Play call

The Crab-eating Frog occurs in a range of habitats including coastal scrub, marshes, disturbed forests and mangroves where it can tolerate brackish water. This species, along with the Malayan Giant Frog Limnonectes blythii, is favoured for its eating quality and is sometimes farmed for its edible legs.

The patterning on its dorsal surface is an aid to identification, as well as the extensive webbing on its hind feet. Some specimens may possess a vertebral stripe.

On the Southeast Asia mainland this widespread frog occurs in Indochina, southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.  Offshore it occurs in Borneo, Sumatra, Java and the Philippines.


Fig 1 : Specimen from Potowangka, western Flores, Indonesia in area of disturbed secondary habitat.

Fig 2 : Specimen in mangrove habitat at Pulau Ubin, Singapore.

Fig 3 : Specimen found close to beach habitat, Pulau Sugi, Riau Archipelago, Indonesia.

Fig 4 : Large adult specimen in brackish water at Pulau Sugi, Riau Archipelago, Indonesia.

Fig 5 : Orange-tinged specimen from Siem Reap, Cambodia.


References : H2, H3