B. buergeri has 6-10 vomerine teeth. The tips of the fingers and toes have truncated discs and a circummarginal groove. There is little forelimb webbing, but hindlimb webbing is well developed. The skin on the back of this species has granules with blunt tips. There is no dorsolateral fold, but the supratympanic fold in prominent. The mean snout to vent length for males is 42 mm (range 37-44) and for females it is 63 mm (range 49-69). The nuptial pads in males are grayish yellow. B. buergeri also has either one or two slit-like vocal openings.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Japan
This species is endemic to the islands of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu in Japan. B. buergeri inhabits mostly mountainous regions near streams or lakes.
B. buergeri is probably closely related to B. robusta of Taiwan and B. oxycephalus of the Hainan Islands because these species all have the habit of lotic-species breeding. B. buergeri feeds on small insects and spiders.
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 2001-10-22
Edited by Vance Vredenburg (2002-01-08)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Buergeria buergeri: Kajika frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4634> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 1, 2020.
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