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Rhacophorus arboreus

Basic information
Scientific name Rhacophorus arboreus

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Common names forest green tree frog
Higher taxon Rhacophoridae, Anura, Amphibia
Natural range Mainland of Japan (except Ibaraki Pref.) and Sadogashima Is. Populations in Kanagawa and Chiba Prefs. might be non-native.
Habitat Arboreal. Montane to lowland forest.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Izuoshima Is. (Izu Islands) Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1970s.
Route Unknown.
Impact Unknown
Native organism(s) affected:
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Hasegawa (1999) Impacts of the introduced weasel on the insular food webs. pp.129-154. Ota (編) Tropical Island Herpetofauna: Origin, Current Diversity, and Conservation. Elsevier Science B. V., Amsterdam.
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2001) Amphibians and Reptiles, 5th National Survey on the Natural Environment. (in Jpn)
  • 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)