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Ishikawa's frog (Odorrana ishikawae) is a species of frog in the family Ranidae. It is endemic to Okinawa Island, one of the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.[1][2] It has been described as the most beautiful frog in Japan.[3][4]

Ishikawa's frog
Rana ishikawae.jpg
Ishikawa's frog
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Odorrana
O. ishikawae
Binomial name
Odorrana ishikawae
(Stejneger, 1901)
  • Buergeria ishikawae Stejneger, 1901
  • Rana ishikawae (Stejneger, 1901)
  • Huia ishikawae (Stejneger, 1901)

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, and intermittent rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2015). "Odorrana ishikawae (errata version published in 2017)". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T54308994A54315888. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T54308994A54315888.en.
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Odorrana ishikawae (Stejneger, 1901)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ Igawa, Takeshi; et al. (2011). "Isolation and characterization of twelve microsatellite loci of endangered Ishikawa's frog (Odorrana ishikawae)". Conservation Genetics Resources. 3 (3): 421–424. doi:10.1007/s12686-010-9370-7.
  4. ^ Sumida, Masayuki; et al. (2011). "Artificial production and natural breeding of the endangered frog species Odorrana ishikawae, with special reference to fauna conservation in the laboratory". Zoological Science. 28 (11): 834–839. doi:10.2108/zsj.28.834. PMID 22035306.

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