Daruma pond frog

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Daruma pond frog
Rana porosa porosa.jpg
Tokyo Daruma Pond Frog
Rana porosa brevipoda.jpg
Nagoya Daruma Pond Frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Pelophylax
Species: P. porosus
Binomial name
Pelophylax porosus
(Cope, 1868)[2]

Tomopterna porosa Cope, 1868
Rana porosa (Cope, 1868)

The Daruma pond frog (Pelophylax porosus) is a species of frog in the family Ranidae. It has two subspecies, P. porosus porosus (the Tokyo Daruma pond frog) and P. porosus brevipodus (the Nagoya Daruma pond frog). It is endemic to Japan. The average size of males is 3.5 to 6.2 cm, while females are from 3.7 to 7.3 cm.

Its natural habitats are temperate grassland, rivers, freshwater marshes, ponds, irrigated land, and canals and ditches. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kaneko, Y. & Matsui, M. (2004). "Pelophylax porosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Pelophylax porosus (Cope, 1868)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 June 2013.