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Fejervarya sakishimemsis

Basic information
Scientific name Fejervarya sakishimemsis (No picture)
Common names Sakishima rice frog
Higher taxon Ranidae, Anura, Amphibia
Natural range Sakishima Islands, Japan (Ikemajima, Miyakojima, Irabujima, Shimojishima, Kurimajima, Ishigakijima, Taketomijima, Kohamajima, Iriomotejima, and Haterumajima Is.)
Habitat Lowland rice field, forest, etc. Compared to a congener F. limnocharis, this species tends to occur forest area distant from water.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Kitadaitojima and Minamidaitojima Is. (Daito Islands), Taramajima, Kuroshima, and Yonagunijima Is. (Sakishima Is.) Range in Japan
Origin From Ishigakijima Is. to Yonagunijima Is. Unknown origin for other non-native populations.
Date Early 1920s for Yonagunijima Is., and around 1921 and 1970s for the Daito Islands.
Route Unknown.
Impact Unknown.
Potentially: Predation.
Affected organism: Prey animals such as small arthropods.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • Ota et al. (2004) Feral population of amphibians and reptiles in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Global Environmental Research. 8(2):133-143
  • Maeda & Matsui (1999) Frogs and Toads of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Maenosono & Toda (2007) Distribution of amphibians and terrestrial reptiles in the Ryukyu Archipelago: A review of published records. Akamata. 18, 28-46 (in Jpn)
  • Matsui et al. (2007) A new species of frog allied to Fejervarya limnocharis from the sourthern Ryukyus, Japan (Amphibia: Ranidae). Cur Herpetol. 26(2), 65-79.