Ishikawa's frog

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Ishikawa's frog
Rana ishikawae.jpg
Ishikawa's frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Odorrana
Species: O. ishikawae
Binomial name
Odorrana ishikawae
(Stejneger, 1901)[2]
  • Buergeria ishikawae Stejneger, 1901
  • Rana ishikawae (Stejneger, 1901)

Ishikawa's frog (Odorrana ishikawae) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family that is endemic to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.[2]

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, and intermittent rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1] It has been described as the most beautiful frog in Japan.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Kaneko, Y. & Matsui, M. (2004). "Odorrana ishikawae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Odorrana ishikawae (Stejneger, 1901)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Igawa, Takeshi; et al. (2011). "Isolation and characterization of twelve microsatellite loci of endangered Ishikawa’s frog (Odorrana ishikawae)". Conservation Genetics Resources. 3 (3): 421–424. doi:10.1007/s12686-010-9370-7. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Sumida, Masayuki; et al. (2011). "Artificial production and natural breeding of the endangered frog species Odorrana ishikawae, with special reference to fauna conservation in the laboratory". Zoological Science. 28 (11): 834–839. doi:10.2108/zsj.28.834. (Subscription required (help)). 

External links[edit]

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