Saturday, November 29, 2008

Moltrecht’s Tree Frog

The dazzling green endemic Moltrecht’s Tree Frog Rhacophorus moltrechti is one of the Huben-Hushan Important Bird Area's (IBA) resident frog species. Being endemic it is found nowhere else in the world but Taiwan. The species has a fairly high density in the area and can be found around most ponds within the forest. The Moltrecht’s Tree Frog is listed in lower risk categories of the IUCN's Red Data list of threatened species and is another reason why the Huben-Hushan IBA needs to be protected and preserved.

The Taiwan endemic Moltrecht’s Tree Frog (Rhacophorus moltrechti).

Hushan Frog List

Photo is courtesy and copyright of Mark Wilkie.

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