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Rhacophorus owstoni
Owston's Green Tree Frog
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
R. owstoni has a relatively large body. This species has 7-9 vomerine teeth. Both the forelimb and hindlimb webbing are not well developed. The mean snout to vent length for males is 45 mm (range 42-51) and for females it is 56 mm (range 50-67). In males, the nuptial pads are yellowish white. This species has a pair of slit-like vocal openings. The skin on the back of this species is smooth, and the throat is nearly smotth with scattered small granules. There is no dorsolateral fold but a supratympanic fold is prominent.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Japan

 

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R. owstoni is found on the islands of Ishikgakijima and Iriomotejima in Japan. This species inhabits forests in lowlands or mountainous regions.

Comments
This species is probably a close relative to R. moltrechti from Taiwan. The mating call of R. owstoni is long, containing 20 pulses and lasting 1.6 seconds.

References

Maeda, N. and Matsui, M. (1990). Frogs and Toads of Japan, 2nd edition. Bun-Ichi Sogo Shuppan Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.



Written by Ambika Sopory (shambika AT hotmail.com), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-10-22
Edited by Vance Vredenburg (2001-12-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Rhacophorus owstoni: Owston's Green Tree Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4527> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 17, 2017.



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