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Hyla japonica

Basic information
Scientific name Hyla japonica

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Common names Japanese tree frog
Higher taxon Hylidae, Anura, Amphibia
Natural range Lake Baikal to Primorsky, Sakhalin, northern continental China, Korean Peninsula, Cheju Is., and Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Kunashiri, Sadogashima, Oki, Iki, Tsuhima, and Osumi Islands).
Habitat Rice field, swamp, forest, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Established on Hachijojima Is. (Izu Islands). Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Although the first record on Hachijojima was in Jul 1994, this species may had already established earlier.
Route Unknown.
Impact Unknown.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Hachijo Visitor Center (2003-2009) Creatures on Hachijojima (Accessed on 2012-7-17) (in Jpn)
  • Ono (1994) Reptiles and Amphibians. In: Tokyo Electric Power Company & Tokyo Electric Power Service (eds) Report on a Basic Research for Environment of the Natural Park around Geothermal Sites of Hachijojima Island, the Izu Islands, Central Japan. The Tokyo Electric Power Company & Tokyo Electric Power Service, Tokyo, pp 256-262 (in Jpn)
  • Sengoku et al. (eds) (1996) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 5 Amphibians, Reptiles, Chondrichthyes. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)