Kaloula borealis (Barbour, 1908)
Boreal Digging Frog
© 2009 Pierre Fidenci (1 of 7)
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of
This species is found in China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Korea. It lives in paddy fields and other cultivated fields, at elevations between 10-900 m asl (Matsui and Wenge 2004). It breeds in ponds, ditches, and rainwater pools.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
In the Republic of Korea, habitat loss (rice paddies, ditches and ponds) has caused K. borealis population numbers to decline.
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Song, J.-Y. (2007). A Field Guide Book of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Korean National Park, National Park Research Institute, Annual Report No. 2007-3. KNPS, Korea.
Originally submitted by: Pierre Fidenci (first posted 2009-06-22)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2009-06-22)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Kaloula borealis: Boreal Digging Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/2152> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 29, 2023.
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