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Reproductive Habits of Rana huanrenensis Liu, Zhang, & Liu
Author of the article:LIU Ming-yu, LIU Yong-qing, LI Jian-yuan
Author's Workplace:(Northeastern China Herpetodiversity Research Group, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034)
Key Words:Huanren wood frog (Rana huanrenensis); reproduction; depositing eggs
Abstract:Besides morphological characteristics Huanren wood frog (Rana huanrenensis Liu, Zhang, & Liu) is much different from all known wood frog species found in China. Its breeding season is in the end of spring extending to the early summer. It selects medium mountainous river, water flowing slowly, and with many big stones in the bottom. It deposits her eggs adhere on the upper surface of the stone. On the other hand, the reproductive habits of all the known wood frogs found in China are much different from Huanren wood frog. The breeding season of other wood frog species are in late autumn or early winter. They select rice-field which full with water, small pond in hill or mountainous region with silent water, or, even there is inflow mouth and outflow mouth, but the brook flowed sluggishly. And they deposit their eggs floating on the water surface.
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