This species, which can also go by the names Japanese stream tree, Japanese Buerger’s frog, and Hot spring frog, is found in large numbers in Taiwan and the Japanese archipelago of the Ryukyu. It is known that some populations of the species live near hot springs, where they reproduce in still water.
The frogs congregate in great numbers during the summer to reproduce. The males turn gold at this time, making it simple to tell them apart from the females. They can reproduce all year round since they live in warm, comfortable waters, and their tadpoles have adapted to withstand water temperatures of up to 42 °C (108 °F).
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No