Common name: Japanese Wrinkled Frog
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Native Range: Glandirana rugosa is distributed throughout Japan, Korea, northeastern China and parts of the Russian Far East (Hasegawa et al., 1999).
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
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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.
Revision Date: 8/17/2015
Powell, R.S., 2018, Glandirana rugosa (Temminck and Schlegel, 1838): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=75, Revision Date: 8/17/2015, Access Date: 1/22/2018
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