C. eiffingeri is a small and robust frog. The forelimb and hindlimb webbing is not well developed. The skin on the back of this species has tubercles and ridges. This species has 3-6 vomerine teeth. The mean snout to vent length for males is 34 mm (range 31-35) and for females it is 37 mm (range 36-40). In males, the nuptial pads are yellow and are without asperities. There is a pair of slit-like vocal openings. The species also has no dorsolateral fold, but the supratympanic fold is prominent.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Japan, Taiwan
C. eiffingeri is found in both Taiwan and Japan. Specifically, it can be found on the Ishigakijima and Iriomotejima Islands in Japan. The natural habitat is mountainous forests.
The mating call has notes that last 0.8 seconds with a frequency of 2.7 kHz.
Maeda, N. and Matsui, M. (1990). Frogs and Toads of Japan, 2nd edition. Bun-Ichi Sogo Shuppan Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
Written by Ambika Sopory (shambika AT hotmail.com), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2000-10-16
Edited by Vance Vredenburg (2001-12-18)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Kurixalus eiffingeri: Eiffinger's Tree Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4367> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 20, 2020.
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