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Giant Spiny Frog

Quasipaa spinosa

Description:

An IUCN Vulnerable species. It is declines because of consumption and habitat loss. I think its egg is quite interesting.

Habitat:

Natural streams at higher altitudes.

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8 Comments

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

nice photos

Ning
Ning 9 years ago

O...they breed more than one egg each time, just eggs are not as sticky together as others. But yes, their reproductivity is slightly weaker than other frogs of similar size. Pollution is a factor. As it only presence in mainland China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and maybe Laos, all places except Hong Kong have much agricultural land with fertilizers and pesticides ^ ^"

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

Is that one reason they are endangered? Probably loss of habitat is another, also pollution? I guess frogs can tell us a lot about the health of an ecosystem?

Ning
Ning 9 years ago

Thanks.
Yes. One egg one baby. They are quite different from other frogs here that many have egg sacks in clusters while they have individual ones.

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

Nice series... pretty garland around the first one's neck. Is there only one toad in the egg sack?

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

There you go!!

Ning
Ning 9 years ago

Emm...I can view the 3 photos in my own computer. Not sure what the problem is...let me try to reload...

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

It is so vulnerable that nothing is visible except the brown background for the first photo

Ning
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香港 Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Spotted on Mar 26, 2010
Submitted on Mar 17, 2011

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