AmphibiaWeb - Odorrana hainanensis


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Odorrana hainanensis Fei, Ye & Li, 2001
Odor frog
family: Ranidae
genus: Odorrana

AmphibiaChina logo AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Body length 56mm in males, 103mm in females. Head longer than broad, with a slightly pointed rounded snout. Tympanum large, two-thirds of eye diameter, and separated from eye by one third of the tympanum diameter. Fingers slender and flattened, fingers dilated into large discs (1.9 times the width of the third finger). All fingers have latero-ventral grooves that almost meet at the fingertips. Lengths of fingers: IISkin smooth above with small even tubercles on dorsal surfaces: sides of body with flattened warts; small tubercles on sides of head and around tympanum.
Color in life: Olive green, dark green to brown dorsum. A white tubercle is visible between the eyes. Dorsal side of limbs olive green with about 5 violet cross-bars on thigh and tibia respectively. Sides of body light green with scattered brown and green markings.
Sexual dimorphism: Males have a pair of subgullar internal vocal sacs. The forelimb is thickened and the inner dorsal side of the base of the first finger has a white strong nuptial pad during breeding season.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

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O. hainanensis was found in large mountain streams with many large rocks in the water, and lush forest along the banks. The frogs were found on rocks or grass near the stream. Air temperature was 20-25 degrees C, water temperature was 20-22 degrees C, with a pH of 6.5. Altitudinal distribution is 200-780 m.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Eggs were found in the oviduct of a female collected on August 27th, so the breeding season may be in September.


Liang, F., Chang-Yuan, Y., and Cheng, L. (2001). ''Descriptions of two new species of the genus Odorrana in China.'' Acta Zootaxonoomica Sinica, 26(1), 108-114.

Originally submitted by: Arie van der meijden (first posted 2001-06-04)
Edited by: Arie van der Meijden (2001-06-06)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Odorrana hainanensis: Odor frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 18, 2024.

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