Rhacophorus kio

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Rhacophorus kio
LC (IUCN3.1Q)[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
R. kio
Binomial name
Rhacophorus kio
Ohler and Delorme, 2006
  • Rhacophorus (Leptomantis) exechopygus Ziegler and Köhler, 2001

The black-webbed whipping tree frog, black-webbed tree frog, Asian black-webbed tree frog, Kio flying frog, or Phongsaly tree frog (Rhacophorus kio) is a frog. Scientists have seen it in China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.[2][3][1]

This frog is larger than other tree frogs. It is about 67.1 mm long from nose to rear end. The adult male frog is 58.0–79.1 mm long from nose to rear end. It has webbed skin on all four feet. The skin of the frog's back is green in color. The belly and bottoms of the feet are yellow. There are disks on the toes for climbing. The frogs that live in Vietnam and Laos have white spots. The frogs have black spots where each front leg meets the body. The back of the hind leg is blue-gray or blue-brown in color. The frogs that live in Java have black webbed skin with white lines across. In frogs from other places, only part of the webbed skin is black. Frogs from different places have different colored stripes on the webbed skin.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2017). "Laoshan Treefrog: Rhacophorus kio". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1. p. e.T135986A113960365. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T135986A113960365.en. 135986. Retrieved July 26, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Rhacophorus borneensis Matsui, Shimada, and Sudin, 2013". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved July 26, 2023.
  3. "Rhacophorus kio Ohler and Delorme, 2006". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 26, 2023.
  4. Ohler A; Delorme M (2006). "Well known does not mean well studied: Morphological and molecular support for existence of sibling species in the Javanese gliding frog Rhacophorus reinwardtii (Amphibia, Anura)". C.R. Biologies (Full text). 329 (2): 86–97. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2005.11.001. PMID 16439338. Retrieved July 26, 2023.