Pelophylax plancyi (Lataste, 1880)
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The dorsum and sides are grassy green with thick golden brown stripes on the dorsum running from snout to vent. Ventrally, Rana plancyi is white (Lue 1990).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
R. plancyi can be easily observed both at night and during the day. It leaps into the water when approached by potential predators (Lue 1990). Breeding is in still water (Pipeng and Changyuan 2008).
When viewed dorsally, Rana plancyi generally assumes a triangular position with its legs as the base (Lue 1990).
Trends and Threats
Relation to Humans
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
Lai, C.-H., Yen, C.-M., Chin, C., Chung, H.-C., Kuo, H.-C., and Lin, H.-H. (2007). ''Eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis after ingestion of raw frogs.'' The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 76(2), 399-402.
Lue, K.-Y. (1990). The Amphibians and Reptiles of Taiwan. The Council of Agriculture, Taiwan. R.O.C.
Pipeng, L., and Changyuan, Y. (2004). Pelophylax plancyi. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 04 May 2009.
Originally submitted by: Jesse Lou (first posted 2000-08-09)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2009-05-04)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Pelophylax plancyi <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5128> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 5, 2023.
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