Odorrana hosii — Poisonous Rock Frog
Some other names for this species:
Hose’s Rock Frog, Green Treefrog, Hose’s Frog, Mount Dulit Frog, Poison Rock Frog
This species was formerly known as Rana hosii.
Young frogs of this species can easily be confused with the common and harmless Chalcorana labialis. But do not confuse them, because this species has particularly poisonous skin secretions. In general it's a good idea to wash your hands after touching any amphibians, but it's a particularly good idea with this species.
This is one of those easily confusable young frogs. The strong dorsolateral ridge and dark sides give it away though.
This young frog was not perched quite as gracefully as the very similar-looking one from last year.
- Odorrana hosii account on AmphibiaWeb
- Odorrana hosii account on Frogs of Borneo
- Odorrana hosii account on Ecology Asia
- Odorrana hosii account on Amphibians & Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia
- Das, I. 2002. An Introduction to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Tropical Asia
- Manthey, U., Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens