Common name: Rice Frog
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Native Range: Fejervarya lemnocharis is widely distributed from India to Japan, and very prevalent in Southeast Asia (Sumida et al., 2007).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Fejervarya limnocharis are found here.
Table last updated 9/30/2019
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Hitch hiker on plants.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
Christy, M.T., C.S. Clark, D.E. Gee II, D. Vice, D.S. Vice, M.P. Warner, C.L. Tyrrell, G.H. Rodda, and J.A. Savidge. 2007. Recent records of alien Anurans on the Pacific island of Guam. Pacific Science 61(4): 469-483.
Sumida, M., M., Kotak, M.M. Islam, T.H. Djong, I. Igawa, Y. Kondo, M. Matsui, D.S. Anslem, W. Khonsue, and M. Nishioka. 2007. Evolutionary relationships and reproductive isolating mechanisms in the rice frog (Fejervarya limnocharis) species complex from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan, inferred from mtDNA gene sequences, Allozymes, and crossing experiments. Zoological Science 24(6): 547-562.
Revision Date: 4/17/2019
Powell, R.S., 2020, Fejervarya limnocharis (Gravenhorst, 1829): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2892, Revision Date: 4/17/2019, Access Date: 5/30/2020
This information is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The information has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the information.