Rana tagoi tagoi

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An adult of Rana tagoi tagoi.(Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-city, Hiroshima Pref.; Photo: Hiromi Tsubota, Jun. 27, 2014)
An adult of Rana tagoi tagoi.(Hirose-cho, Yasuki-city, Shimane Pref.; Photo: Hiroshi Okawa , Apr. 7, 2010)
Dosal view of Rana tagoi tagoi.(Yoshiwa, Hatukaichi-city, Hiroshima Pref.; Photo: Yasuhiro Tamori, May 29, 2014)
A subadult of Rana tagoi tagoi.(Yoshiwa, Hatukaichi-city, Hiroshima Pref.; Photo: Yasuhiro Tamori, May 29, 2014)
Egg masses of Rana tagoi tagoi.Laid in slowly flowing underground water. Light graysh-brown in animal hemisphere. (Kamagari-cho, Kure-city, Hiroshima Pref.; Photo: Hiroshi Okawa, May 3, 1994)
A larva of Rana tagoi tagoi. (Kamagari-cho, Kure-city, Hiroshima Pref.; Photo:Hiroshi Okawa, May 3, 1994)
A larva of Rana tagoi tagoi after hatching.(Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-city, Hiroshima Pref.; Photo: Seiji Ikeda, May 8, 2019)
A young of Rana tagoi tagoi after metamorphosis.(Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-city, Hiroshima Pref.; Photo: Hiromi Tsubota, Jun. 27, 2014)
A young of Rana tagoi tagoi.(Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-city, Hiroshima Pref.; Photo: Seiji Ikeda, Jul. 27, 2016)

目次

Tago's Brown Frog Rana tagoi tagoi

Tago's Brown Frog (English) / Tago-gaeru (Japanese 日本語)

Taxonomy

Animalia > Chordata > Vertebrata > Amphibia > Anura > Ranidae > Rana > Rana tagoi > Rana tagoi tagoi

Description

  • Endemic subspecies distributed in Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu in Japan.
  • Distributed among southern minor islands, inland, and mountains of northern part of Hiroshima Pref.
  • In Miyajima Island, living along the streams, widely distributed from lowland to montane region.
  • Breeds from April to May in slowly flowing underground water on banks of montane stream.
  • Larva with ability to metamorphose even without feeding and starts land life.
  • In Miyajima Island, we can see young frogs after metamorphosis jumping among litter on forest floors in July.
  • In non-breeding season, we can see among the litter on forest floors along the streams.

Notes

Bibliography

  • Hibakagaku (Eds). 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles in Hiroshima Prefecture. 168 pp. Chugoku Shimbun, Hiroshima.
  • Maeda, N. & Matsui, M. 1999. Frogs and Toads of Japan, Revised ed. 233 pp. Bun-ichi Co., Ltd., Tokyo.

Update History

  • 2016.05.06 New page.
  • 2017.01.30 Added a photo of a young.
  • 2019.05.13 Added a new photo of a larva.

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