Chinese Edible Frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus

The Chinese Edible Frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus) known also as the East Asian Bullfrog or the Taiwanese Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It’s located in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Macua, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Its natural habitats include freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, ponds, urban areas, aquaculture ponds, open excavations, seasonally flooded agriculture land, irrigated land, and canals and ditches. Breeding takes place in spring-early summer.

This frog is large, measuring up to 4.7 inches or more in snout to vent length. The females are larger than the males and they are primarily insectivores.

These frogs are commonly found in wet markets, seafood markets, and pet stores.

Imaeg Caption: Chinese Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus). Taken in Sai Kung West Country Park. Credit: Thomas Brown/Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0)