Glandirana rugosa
(Japanese Wrinkled Frog)
Translate this page with Google
Français Deutsch Español Português Russian Italiano Japanese

Copyright Info
Glandirana rugosa (Temminck and Schlegel, 1838)

Common name: Japanese Wrinkled Frog

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range: Glandirana rugosa is distributed throughout Japan, Korea, northeastern China and parts of the Russian Far East (Hasegawa et al., 1999).

US auto-generated map Legend USGS Logo
Alaska auto-generated map
Hawaii auto-generated map
Caribbean auto-generated map
Puerto Rico &
Virgin Islands
Guam auto-generated map
Guam Saipan
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps

Nonindigenous Occurrences: G. rugosa has been reported from Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii (big island), Hawaii as early as 1896 (McKeown, 1996).

Means of Introduction: Stocked for biocontrol in Hawaii.

Status: Established in Hawaii.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

References: (click for full references)

Hasegawa, Y., H. Ueda, and M. Sumida. 1999. Clinal geographic variation in the advertisement call of the wrinkled frog, Rana rugosa. Herpetologica 55(3):318-324.

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

Author: Powell, R.S.

Revision Date: 8/17/2015

Citation Information:
Powell, R.S., 2018, Glandirana rugosa (Temminck and Schlegel, 1838): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL,, Revision Date: 8/17/2015, Access Date: 1/22/2018

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.

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logoU.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Pam Fuller - NAS Program (
Page Last Modified: Thursday, December 21, 2017


The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2018]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/22/2018].

Additional information for authors