Limnonectes namiyei

Limnonectes namiyei is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family. It is endemic to the Okinawa Island, Japan.[2] It is named after Motoyoshi Namiye, a Japanese naturalist and herpetologist.[3] Its common name is Okinawa wart frog or Namiye's frog;[2][3] the latter name is also spelled Namie's frog.[4]

Its natural habitats are upstream regions in primary broad-leaved evergreen forest. It used to be a common frog but has greatly declined because of habitat loss (deforestation, road and dam construction) and predation by invasive mongooses.[1]

Namiye's frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Limnonectes
L. namiyei
Binomial name
Limnonectes namiyei
(Stejneger, 1901)

Rana namiyei Stejneger, 1901


  1. ^ a b Kaneko, Y. & Matsui, M. (2004). "Limnonectes namiyei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T41239A10422149. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41239A10422149.en. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Limnonectes namiyei (Stejneger, 1901)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.
  4. ^ E.g. "Namie's frog (Limnonectes namiyei)". Wildscreen Arkive. Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
IUCN Red List endangered species (Animalia)

On 19 August 2018, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species identified 4584 endangered species, subspecies, stocks and subpopulations.

Kuhl's creek frog

The Kuhl's creek frog or large-headed frog (Limnonectes kuhlii) is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family.


Limnonectes is a genus of fork-tongued frogs of about 64 known species, but new ones are still being described occasionally. They are collectively known as fanged frogs because they tend to have unusually large teeth, which are small or absent in other frogs.

List of Natural Monuments of Japan (Okinawa)

This list is of the Natural Monuments of Japan within the Prefecture of Okinawa.

List of endangered amphibians

As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 848 endangered amphibian species. 13% of all evaluated amphibian species are listed as endangered.

No subpopulations of amphibians have been evaluated by the IUCN.

For a species to be considered endangered by the IUCN it must meet certain quantitative criteria which are designed to classify taxa facing "a very high risk of exintction". An even higher risk is faced by critically endangered species, which meet the quantitative criteria for endangered species. Critically endangered amphibians are listed separately. There are 1393 amphibian species which are endangered or critically endangered.

Additionally 1567 amphibian species (24% of those evaluated) are listed as data deficient, meaning there is insufficient information for a full assessment of conservation status. As these species typically have small distributions and/or populations, they are intrinsically likely to be threatened, according to the IUCN. While the category of data deficient indicates that no assessment of extinction risk has been made for the taxa, the IUCN notes that it may be appropriate to give them "the same degree of attention as threatened taxa, at least until their status can be assessed."This is a complete list of endangered amphibian species evaluated by the IUCN.


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