AmphibiaWeb - Zhangixalus schlegelii


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Zhangixalus schlegelii (Günther, 1858)
Schlegel's Green Tree Frog
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
genus: Zhangixalus

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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Schlegel's Green Tree Frog is a medium-sized frog; the mean snout to vent length in males is 35 mm (range 32-43) and for females it is 46 mm (range 43-53). The males have yellowish white nuptial pads and throats that are darkly colored. The forelimb and hindlimb webbing is not well developed. The skin on the back is almost completely smooth. The supratympanic fold is prominent, but no dorsolateral fold exists. This species has 7-8 vomerine teeth and a pair of slit-like vocal openings. The tips of the fingers have truncated discs with circummarginal grooves.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Japan


View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (4 records).
It is found on the islands of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu in Japan. This species is generally found in either rice fields in the lowlands or marshes in the mountainous regions.

Z. schlegelii can be found in sympatry with Z. arboreus. The mating call of Z. schlegelii has 5-7 pulses which last for .2 seconds with an interval of .5 seconds.

Originally described as Rhacophorus schlegelii by Mou, Risch, and Lue, 1983, it was reassigned to Zhangixalus schlegelii by Jiang et al (2019).


Jiang, D., K. Jiang, J. Ren, J. Wu, and J. Li (2019). "Resurrection of the genus Leptomantis, with description of a new genus to the family Rhacophoridae (Amphibia: Anura)." Asian Herpetological Research, 10, 1–12.

Maeda, N. and Matsui, M. (1990). Frogs and Toads of Japan, 2nd edition. Bun-Ichi Sogo Shuppan Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

Originally submitted by: Ambika Sopory (first posted 2001-10-22)
Edited by: Vance T. Vredenburg, Michelle S. Koo (2022-08-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2022 Zhangixalus schlegelii: Schlegel's Green Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 6, 2023.

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