Hainan Torrent Frog
© 2008 LI Cheng (1 of 3)
Male has no nuptial pad on its chest, no vocal sac or linea masculina.Eggs are about 2.7 mm in diameter and milky yellow in color. The tadpole is grayish green, about 50 mm long, with about 16 mmhead-body length. Tadpoles have dark specks the back of the body and tail, except for the caudal fin. The tip of its tail is pointy in shape, but not sharply. There is a disk proximal to the mouth. Labial tooth formula is III : 2 – 2 / II : 1 – 1. 4~7 small black protrusions are present on the front edges of the nostrils. There is a pair of small glands located under the back of the eyes, and also a pair of barely visible glands located in the lower abdominal area.
Distribution and Habitat
The species is only found in Hainan, China. The elevation of habitat ranges from 80 to 850m.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China. Henan Publishing House of Science and Technology, Zhengzhou.
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. 2004. Global Amphibian Assessment. <www.globalamphibians.org>. Accessed on 14 February 2005.
Written by Cheng (Lily) Li (cli AT berkeley.edu), URAP
First submitted 2000-08-08
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2005-08-18)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2005 Amolops hainanensis: Hainan Torrent Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4645> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Nov 14, 2018.
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