Globally vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Quasipaa spinosa
    • Rana latrans

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What

Quasipaa spinosa (giant spiny frog) Quasipaa spinosa

Observer

kogia

Date

August 7, 2011 07:56 PM HKT

Description

In Hong Kong these are only found at higher altitudes on one mountain in the territory. So far, I've only found them on one occasion and the river was a fast flowing mountain cascade with very large boulders and pools.

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Observer

benjamin

Date

May 20, 2011

Place

bac giang (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

Quasipaa spinosa is a species of frog in the family Dicroglossidae. It is known under many common names, including Chinese spiny frog, giant spiny frog, Chinese edible frog, and spiny paa frog. Its names refer to the distinctive characteristics of the species, relatively large size and the spiny chest of male frogs. Giant in frog terms only, it can nevertheless grow to lengths above 10 cm (4 in); this makes it the largest frog in Hong Kong.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.