Polypedates megacephalus
(Hong Kong Whipping Frog)
Amphibians-Frogs
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Polypedates megacephalus Hallowell, 1861

Common name: Hong Kong Whipping Frog

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Native Range: Polypedates megacephalus occurs from Nepal through Southeast Asia and continental China to Taiwan (Matsui et al., 1986).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: P. megacephalus was collected from ponds North of Dandan, Guam in 2004, and additional locations on the island in 2007 (Christy et al., 2007).

Means of Introduction: Unknown.

Status: Unknown.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

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.

Matsui, M., T. Seto, and T. Utsunomiya. 1986. Acoustic and karyotypic evidence for specific separation of Polypedates megacephalus from P. leucomystax. Journal of Herpetology 20(4):483-489.

Author: Powell, R.S.

Revision Date: 8/17/2015

Citation Information:
Powell, R.S., 2018, Polypedates megacephalus Hallowell, 1861: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2889, Revision Date: 8/17/2015, Access Date: 1/23/2018

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