Hylarana latouchii (Boulenger, 1899)
Brown Wood Frog 闊褶蛙



Order Anura
Family Ranidae
Scientific name Hylarana latouchii
Chinese name 闊褶蛙
Common name Brown Wood Frog



Size 5 cm
  • A small-sized frog
  • Back yellowish brown
  • Numerous small granules and tubercles present on the back, flank and hindlegs
  • Two thick distinctive dorsolateral folds with swallen glands on the sides of the body
  • A large white gland present at the base of forelegs
  • Snout round and flattened
  • Eardrum conspicuous

Habitat and Ecology


Forests; breed in pools, marshes, paddy fields and slow-flowing streams.

Activity Nocturnal
Diet Earthworms and insects.


Breeding period Winter to early summer
Mating call
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Larvae About 40 mm. Dorsal side greenish brown. Tail with small dark spots.
Egg About 1.5 mm. Laid in backwater pools of forest streams and clean still pools.


Distribution and Conservation


Distributed in New Territories such as Tai Mo Shan, Sai Kung, Tai Po Kau. Widely distributed in central and southern China.

Conservation status (IUCN)

Least Concern



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