Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Vertebrates: Amphibians
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Crab-eating frog
Rana cancrivora
Family Ranidae

up to over 8 cm

Many of the mangrove reptiles are aquatic and live wholly in saline waters. Amphibians on the whole are intolerant of saline conditions, but the Crab-eating frog is among the very few exceptions.
close-up of frog in grass
Rana crancrivora
from Pulau Ubin

It is found in the brackish-water of mangrove streams and also in adjacent damp, grassy areas. The adults are large enough to be of some culinary value, and the newly-metamorphosed froglets are commercially raised for sale as live food for predatory pet fish.

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From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre