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Gunther’s Frog, Hylarana guentheri

Gunther’s Frog (Hylarana guentheri) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It was previously placed in the genus Rana. It can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam, and possibly Cambodia and Laos. An introduced population can be found on Guam. An alternate common name is Gunther’s Amoy Frog, and the honorific is frequently spelled Guenther’s or, incorrectly, Gunther’s.

Its natural habitats include tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical moist shrubland, tropical or subtropical dry lowland grassland, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, swamps, arable land, plantation, water storage areas, rural gardens, ponds, aquaculture ponds, seasonally flooded agriculture land, canals, ditches, and irrigated land. It isn’t considered a threatened species by the IUCN.

This frog species is a medium to large sized frog that can grow up to 3.9 inches in length from snout to vent .

Image Caption: Gunther’s Frog (Hylarana guentheri). Taken in Sai Kung East Country park. Credit: Thomas Brown/Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0)

Gunthers Frog Hylarana guentheri


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