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Raorchestes longchuanensis

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Raorchestes longchuanensis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Raorchestes
R. longchuanensis
Binomial name
Raorchestes longchuanensis
(Yang and Li, 1978)
  • Philautus longchuanensis Yang and Li In Yang, Su, and Li, 1978
  • Philautus longchuanensis Yang and Li In Yang, Su, and Li, 1979
  • Philautus (Philautus) longchuanensis Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001
  • Aquixalus longchuanensis Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009
  • Pseudophilautus longchuanensis Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009
  • Liuixalus tuberculatus Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012
  • Raorchestes longchuanensis Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010
  • Liuixalus longchuanensis Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012

The Longchuan bubble-nest frog, Longchuan small frog, or Longchuan shrub frog (Raorchestes longchuanensis) is a frog. It lives in China, Myanmar, and Thailand.[2][3] People have seen it between 1350 and 1600 meters above sea level.[1]

This frog lives in river valleys. The adult frogs hide behind leaves, but people have seen them in bushes or next to roads. Some frogs will live near human houses. Scientists do not know whether this frog swims as a tadpole or hatches out of its egg as a small frog.[1]

Scientists say this frog is not in danger of dying out, but human farms and getting wood for fuel can harm or disturb it. China has passed laws to protect this frog. It is against the law for anyone to catch and collect it.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2022). "Longchuan Bubble-nest Frog: Raorchestes longchuanensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1. p. e.T58864A63880364. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-2.RLTS.T58864A63880364.en. 58864. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Raorchestes andersoni (Yang and Li, 1978)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved August 12, 2023.
  3. "Raorchestes longchuanensis (Yang and Li, 1978)". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved August 12, 2023.