Tuesday, July 20, 2010

[jules' pics] 7/19/2010 11:36:00 PM

frog, originally uploaded by julesberry2001.

Since yesterday was Marine Day everyone obediently went to the beach, where (apparently) you couldn't see sand for the bodies. We visited the cool shady trees instead, where we met about as many frogs as people.

I wonder what make of frog this is. There is a frog on the internets that is handily called the Japanese Brown Frog which does looks similar... [Update: thanks to andrewt. The frog is likely to be a Japanese brown frog, Rana japonica.]

I didn't crop the image since I like the leafy green border, so you might want to view bigger (click here to do that).

Posted By jules to jules' pics at 7/19/2010 11:36:00 PM


andrewt said...

Handsome. Definitely a ranid - very likely Rana japonica - which seems to indeed get called the Japanese Brown frog - common names are fairly useless with frogs.

jules said...

Thanks for the info. Among Japanese frogs, that pattern round the eyes seems to limit it to "brown frogs" named after people or Japanese islands.