Babina subaspera (Barbour, 1908)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Babina > Species: Babina subaspera

English Names

Amamioshima Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Otton Frog (Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 131; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 96).

Distribution

Amamioshima and Kakeromajima, central Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

Comment

See Inger, 1947, Fieldiana, Zool., 32: 327; Nakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 53; and Matsui and Utsunomiya, 1983, J. Herpetol., 17: 32-37. Removed from the synonymy of Rana holsti by Inger, 1947, Fieldiana, Zool., 32: 327, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 130. Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 127-131, provided an account. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 96-98, provided an account, map, and photograph. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana subaspera) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 512. Iwai and Shoda-Kagaya, 2012, Conserv. Genetics, 13: 717-725, reported on inter-populational genetic variation, much of which they suggested was due to population fragmentation caused by predation an introduced mongoose.

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