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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]

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

Rana namiyei Stejneger, 1901

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]


  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.