Sunday, May 9, 2010

Zhenhai Brown Frog

This individual of Rana zhenhaiensis was found in Northwestern Jiangxi during daytime in late March. It looks like a typical Rana species recognized before, having a brown overall coloration and a dark ear patch. This species was firstly discovered in Zhen Hai which is a district in Zhejiang Province. It indeed has a much broader distribution which covers most part of Southeast China. It is mainly found in agricultural fields during breeding season.

Distribution map of Rana zhenhaiensis. It is endemic to China.