Pelophylax nigromaculatus
Pelophylax nigromaculatus
(Black-spotted Frog)
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Pelophylax nigromaculatus (Hallowell, 1861)

Common name: Black-spotted Frog

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range: Pelophylax nigromaculatus is known from the Russian Far East (from Evreiskaya Autonomous Province to the lower reaches of the Amur River), central, northern and north-eastern China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Japan (Kuzmin et al., 2004).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: A single individual was collected in the Namo River in Guam in 2004 (Walsh, Personal Communication). Another single individual was collected in the Sigua River in Guam in 2006 (Walsh, Personal Communication). Specimens were collected from Oahu, Hawaii in 1895 and 1938 (McKeown, 1996).

Means of Introduction: Unknown in Guam. Stocked for biocontrol in Hawaii.

Status: Unknown.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

References: (click for full references)

McKeown, S. 1996. A field guide to reptiles and amphibians in the Hawaiian Islands. Diamond Head Publishing, Inc., Los Osos, California.

Kuzman, S., I. Maslova, B. Tuniyev, M. Matsui, L. Pipeng, and Y. Kaneko. 2004. Pelophylax nigromaculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 23 July 2015.

Author: Powell, R.S.

Revision Date: 8/17/2015

Citation Information:
Powell, R.S., 2018, Pelophylax nigromaculatus (Hallowell, 1861): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL,, Revision Date: 8/17/2015, Access Date: 3/23/2018

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