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Rana porosa porosa

Basic information
Scientific name Rana porosa porosa

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Major synonym Pelophylax porosus porosus
Common names Tokyo daruma pond frog
Higher taxon Ranidae, Anura, Amphibia
Natural range Kanto District, Sendai Plain, Shinano River basin.
Habitat Lowland rice field and pond.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Iwamizawa-cho (Hokkaido). Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first record in Hokkaido was in 1990, and establishment was confirmed in 1997.
Route Deliberate: Possibly release of educational material.
Native organism(s) affected:
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Maeda & Matsui (1999) Frogs and Toads of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Sengoku et al. (eds) (1996) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 5 Amphibians, Reptiles, Chondrichthyes. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Tokuda (2011) Compact Picture Guide to Hokkaido Reptiles & Amphibians. Hokkaidoshinbunsha, Sapporo (in Jpn)