Fejervarya cancrivora
(Crab-Eating Frog)
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Fejervarya cancrivora (Gravenhorst, 1829)

Common name: Crab-Eating Frog

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range: Fejervarya cancrivora is found in South-eastern Asia including the Philippines as as far west as Orissa, India (Satheeshkumar, 2011).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: F. cancrivora has been collected on Guam since 2003 (Christy et al., 2007).

Means of Introduction: Hitch hiker on plants.

Status: Unknown.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

References: (click for full references)

Christy, M.T., C.S. Clark, D.E. Gee II, D. Vice, D.S. Vice, M.P. Warner, C.L. Tyrrell, G.H. Rodda, and J.A. Savidge. 2007. Recent Records of Alien Anurans on the Pacific Island of Guam. Pacific Science 61(4): 469-483.

Satheeshkumar, P. 2011. First record of a mangrove frog Fejervarya cancrivora (Amphibia: Ranidae) in the Pondicherry mangroves, Bay of Bengal-India. World Journal of Zoology 6(3): 328-330.

Author: Powell, R.S.

Revision Date: 8/12/2015

Citation Information:
Powell, R.S., 2018, Fejervarya cancrivora (Gravenhorst, 1829): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2891, Revision Date: 8/12/2015, Access Date: 3/24/2018

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