Japanese wrinkled frog

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Japanese wrinkled frog
Rana rugosa by OpenCage.jpg
Japanese wrinkled frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Glandirana
Species: G. rugosa
Binomial name
Glandirana rugosa
(Temminck and Schlegel, 1838)[2]

Rana rugosa Temminck and Schlegel, 1838

The Japanese wrinkled frog, Glandirana rugosa, is a species of true frog native to Japan and introduced to Hawaii in the late 19th century. It has sometimes been regarded as a single species with the Imienpo Station frog, Glandirana emeljanovi, which is found on the East Asian mainland. The two species are distinguished from others by their rough and uneven skin. It lives and breeds in various freshwater environments, including ponds, streams and wetlands. The IUCN does not consider this species to be faced by any significant threats.[1]


  1. ^ a b Matsui, M. (2004). "Glandirana rugosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Glandirana rugosa (Temminck and Schlegel, 1838)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 10 June 2013.