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Rana catesbeiana

Basic information
Scientific name Rana catesbeiana

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ウシガエル
Common names American bullfrog
Higher taxon Ranidae, Anura, Amphibia
Natural range North America.
Habitat Stream, lake or pond, swamp.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Range in Japan
Origin USA (New Orleans).
Date 1918
Route Deliberate: For food resource.
Impact Predation and competition to native species.
Affected organism: Native insects (predation), frogs (competition)
Regulation in Japan Import, transport and keeping are prohibited in Japan by the Invasive Alien Species Act.
Introduced range in other countries Mexico, Caribbean Islaands, Europe, Malaysia, Java, Bali, Thailand, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Maeda & Matsui (1999) Frogs and Toads of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Matsuo (2004) Amphibians and Reptiles of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Nagasaki Shinbunsha (in Jpn)
  • Sengoku et al. (eds) (1996) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 5 Amphibians, Reptiles, Chondrichthyes. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
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