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Rhacophoridae - Old World Tree Frogs



 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Subphylum: Vertebrata
 Class: Amphibia
 Order: Anura 
 Family: Rhacophoridae

African Foam-nest Tree FrogThere are over 300 species in this family of tree frogs. They are found in the tropics in Asia and Africa. They range in size from 1/2 inch to 4.5 inches. They have long toes with sticky toe pads; flat bodies; and wide, bony, heads. They spend most of their time in trees. Some species even lay their eggs in trees!



World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

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 North/Central American Species



Species Around the World

Location Key
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Kajika Frog - Buergeria buergeri Least Concern Asia
Ryukyu Kajika Frog - Buergeria japonica Least Concern Asia More Info
Hainan Stream Tree Frog - Buergeria oxycephala Vulnerable Asia More Info
Buergeria robusta Least Concern Asia More Info
Cherrapunji Bubble-nest Frog - Chiromantis cherrapunjiae Asia
Doria's AsianTree Frog - Chiromantis doriae Least Concern Asia More Info
Dudhwa Tree Frog - Chiromantis dudhwaensis Asia
Chiromantis hansenae Asia
Chiromantis kelleri Least Concern Africa
Chiromantis laevis
Chiromantis nongkhorensis Least Concern Asia More Info
Chiromantis petersii Least Concern Africa
Chiromantis punctatus Asia
African Foam-nest Tree Frog - Chiromantis rufescens Least Concern Africa More Info
Chiromantis samkosensis Asia
Hornbill Bubble-nest Frog - Chiromantis shyamrupus Asia
Assam Asian Tree Frog - Chiromantis simus Least Concern Asia
Chiromantis vittatus Least Concern Asia
grayF oam-nest Tree Frog - Chiromantis xerampelina Least Concern Africa More Info
Feihyla palpebralis Near Threatened Asia
Ghatixalus asterops Asia
Ghatixalus variabilis Endangered Asia More Info
Gracixalus gracilipes Least Concern Asia More Info
Jinxiu Bubble-nest Frog - Gracixalus jinxiuensis Vulnerable Asia
Gracixalus medogensis Asia
Gracixalus supercornutus Asia More Info
Hylambates dorsalis Asia
Kurixalus ananjevae Asia
Kurixalus baliogaster Vulnerable Asia
Kurixalus banaensis Asia
Kurixalus bisacculus Least Concern Asia
Kurixalus carinensis Asia
Eiffinger's Tree Frog - Kurixalus eiffingeri Least Concern Asia More Info
Kurixalus hainanus Asia
Kurixalus idiootocus Least Concern Asia
Kurixalus naso Asia
Kurixalus odontotarsus Least Concern Asia
Kurixalus verrucosus Least Concern Asia
Liuixalus hainanus Asia
Liuixalus ocellatus Endangered Asia
Romer's Tree Frog - Liuixalus romeri Endangered Asia
Nyctixalus margaritifer Vulnerable Asia
Nyctixalus pictus Near Threatened Asia
Nyctixalus spinosus Vulnerable Asia
Philautus abditus Asia
Philautus acutirostris Vulnerable Asia
Philautus acutus Vulnerable Asia
Philautus amoenus Vulnerable Asia
Philautus aurantium Endangered Asia
Philautus aurifasciatus Least Concern Asia
Philautus bunitus Vulnerable Asia
Philautus cardamonus Asia
Philautus cinerascens Asia
Philautus cornutus Asia
Philautus davidlabangi Asia
Philautus disgregus Endangered Asia
Darjeeling Bubble-nest Frog - Philautus dubius Asia
Philautus erythrophthalmus Vulnerable Asia
Garo Hills Bubble-nest Frog - Philautus garo Vulnerable Asia
Philautus gunungensis Vulnerable Asia
Philautus hosii Near Threatened Asia
Philautus ingeri Vulnerable Asia
Philautus jacobsoni Critically Endangered Asia
Jerdon'sBubble-nest Frog - Philautus jerdonii Asia
Tura Bubble-nest Frog - Philautus kempiae Asia
Philautus kempii Asia
Philautus kerangae Endangered Asia
Philautus leitensis Vulnerable Asia
Philautus longicrus Near Threatened Asia
Philautus maosonensis Asia
Kobo Bubble-nest Frog - Philautus microdiscus Asia
Philautus mjobergi Near Threatened Asia
Tirap Bubble-nest Frog - Philautus namdaphaensis Asia
Philautus neelanethrus Endangered Asia
Philautus pallidipes Vulnerable Asia
Philautus petersi Least Concern Asia
Philautus petilus Asia
Philautus poecilius Vulnerable Asia
Philautus refugii Vulnerable Asia
Sacred Grove Bush Frog - Philautus sanctisilvaticus Critically Endangered Asia
Philautus saueri Vulnerable Asia
Philautus schmackeri Endangered Asia
Similipal Bush Frog - Philautus similipalensis Asia
Philautus similis Endangered Asia
Philautus surdus Least Concern Asia
Philautus surrufus Endangered Asia
Philautus tectus Vulnerable Asia
Philautus truongsonensis Asia
Philautus tytthus Asia
Philautus umbra Vulnerable Asia
Philautus vermiculatus Least Concern Asia
Indonesian Bubble-nest Frog - Philautus vittiger Asia
Philautus worcesteri Vulnerable Asia
Polypedates chlorophthalmus Asia
Polypedates colletti Least Concern Asia
Polypedates cruciger Least Concern Asia
Polypedates eques Endangered Asia
Polypedates fastigo Critically Endangered Asia
Polypedates hecticus Asia
Polypedates insularis Endangered Asia
White-lippedTree Frog - Polypedates leucomystax Least Concern Asia
Polypedates longinasus Endangered Asia
Polypedates macrotis Least Concern Asia
HimalayanTree Frog - Polypedates maculatus Least Concern Asia
Hong Kong Whipping Frog - Polypedates megacephalus Least Concern Asia
Polypedates mutus Least Concern Asia
Polypedates occidentalis Asia
Polypedates otilophus Least Concern Asia
Polypedates pseudocruciger Least Concern Asia
Polypedates taeniatus Least Concern Asia
Polypedates zed Asia
Pseudophilautus abundus Least Concern Asia
Pseudophilautus adspersus extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus alto Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus amboli Critically Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus asankai Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus auratus Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus caeruleus Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus cavirostris Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus cuspis Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus decoris Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus dimbullae extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus eximius extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus extirpo extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus femoralis Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus fergusonianus Least Concern Asia
Pseudophilautus folicola Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus frankenbergi Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus fulvus Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus hallidayi Vulnerable Asia
Pseudophilautus halyi extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus hoffmanni Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus hoipolloi Least Concern Asia
Pseudophilautus hypomelas extinct Asia
KaniBush Frog - Pseudophilautus kani Least Concern Asia
Pseudophilautus leucorhinus extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus limbus Critically Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus lunatus Critically Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus macropus Critically Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus maia extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus malcolmsmithi extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus microtympanum Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus mittermeieri Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus mooreorum Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus nanus extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus nasutus extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus nemus Critically Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus ocularis Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus oxyrhynchus extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus papillosus Critically Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus pardus extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus pleurotaenia Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus poppiae Endangered Asia
  Pseudophilautus popularis Least Concern Asia
Pseudophilautus procax Critically Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus regius Asia
Pseudophilautus reticulatus Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus rugatus extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus rus Near Threatened Asia
Pseudophilautus sarasinorum Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus schmarda Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus semiruber Asia
Pseudophilautus silus Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus silvaticus Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus simba Critically Endangered Asia
Sri Lanka Short-Horned Shrub- Frog - Pseudophilautus singu Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus sordidus Near Threatened Asia
Pseudophilautus steineri Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus stellatus extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus stictomerus Near Threatened Asia
Pseudophilautus stuarti Endangered Asia
Sri Lanka Petite Shrub- Frog - Pseudophilautus tanu Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus temporalis extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus variabilis extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus wynaadensis Endangered Asia
Pseudophilautus zal extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus zimmeri extinct Asia
Pseudophilautus zorro Endangered Asia
Variable Bush Frog - Raorchestes akroparallagi Least Concern Asia
Raorchestes anili Least Concern Asia
Raorchestes annandalii Least Concern Asia
Raorchestes beddomii Near Threatened Asia
Raorchestes bobingeri Vulnerable Asia
Raorchestes bombayensis Vulnerable Asia
Raorchestes chalazodes Critically Endangered Asia
Raorchestes charius Endangered Asia
Green Eyed Bush Frog - Raorchestes chlorosomma Critically Endangered Asia
SmallBush Frog - Raorchestes chotta Asia
Confusing Green Bush Frog - Raorchestes chromasynchysi Vulnerable Asia
Coonore Bush Frog - Raorchestes coonoorensis Least Concern Asia
Raorchestes dubois Vulnerable Asia
Raorchestes flaviventris Asia
Raorchestes glandulosus Vulnerable Asia
Raorchestes graminirupes Vulnerable Asia
Raorchestes griet Critically Endangered Asia
Raorchestes gryllus Asia
Kaikatti Bush Frog - Raorchestes kaikatti Critically Endangered Asia
Raorchestes longchuanensis Least Concern Asia
Raorchestes luteolus Asia
Mark'sBush Frog - Raorchestes marki Critically Endangered Asia
Raorchestes menglaensis Asia
Raorchestes munnarensis Critically Endangered Asia
Raorchestes nerostagona Endangered Asia
Raorchestes ochlandrae Asia
Karin Bubble-nest Frog - Raorchestes parvulus Least Concern Asia
Raorchestes ponmudi Critically Endangered Asia
Resplendent Shrub Frog - Raorchestes resplendens Critically Endangered Asia
Raorchestes sahai Asia
Raorchestes shillongensis Critically Endangered Asia
Raorchestes signatus Endangered Asia
Sushil'sBush Frog - Raorchestes sushili Critically Endangered Asia
Raorchestes terebrans Asia
Raorchestes tinniens Endangered Asia
Raorchestes travancoricus extinct Asia
Raorchestes tuberohumerus Asia
Raorchestes viridis Endangered Asia
Rhacophorus achantharrhena Asia
Rhacophorus angulirostris Endangered Asia
Rhacophorus annamensis Vulnerable Asia
Southeast Asian Tree Frog - Rhacophorus appendiculatus Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus arboreus Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus arvalis Endangered Asia
Rhacophorus aurantiventris Endangered Asia
Rhacophorus baluensis Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus barisani Asia
Rhacophorus bifasciatus Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus bimaculatus Vulnerable Asia
Rhacophorus bipunctatus Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus calcadensis Endangered Asia
Vietnam Flying Frog - Rhacophorus calcaneus Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus catamitus Asia
Rhacophorus chenfui Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus cyanopunctatus Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus dennysi Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus depressus Asia
Rhacophorus dorsoviridis Asia
Rhacophorus duboisi Asia
Rhacophorus dugritei Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus dulitensis Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus edentulus Asia
Rhacophorus everetti Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus exechopygus Vulnerable Asia
Rhacophorus fasciatus Vulnerable Asia
Rhacophorus feae Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus gadingensis Asia
Rhacophorus gauni Near Threatened Asia
TuwaFlying Frog - Rhacophorus georgii Asia
Rhacophorus gongshanensis Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus harrissoni Near Threatened Asia
Hoanglien Frog - Rhacophorus hoanglienensis Asia
Rhacophorus hui Asia
Rhacophorus hungfuensis Asia
Rhacophorus jarujini Asia
Rhacophorus kajau Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus kio Vulnerable Asia
Small Tree Frog - Rhacophorus lateralis Endangered Asia
Malabar Gliding Frog - Rhacophorus malabaricus Least Concern Asia
Java Flying Frog - Rhacophorus margaritifer Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus maximus Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus minimus Endangered Asia
Rhacophorus modestus Asia
Rhacophorus moltrechti Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus monticola Near Threatened Asia
Wallace's Flying Frog - Rhacophorus nigropalmatus Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus nigropunctatus Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus notater Asia
Rhacophorus omeimontis Least Concern Asia
Orlov's Tree Frog - Rhacophorus orlovi Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus owstoni Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus pardalis Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus poecilonotus Asia
Rhacophorus prasinatus Near Threatened Asia
Malayan Flying Frog - Rhacophorus prominanus Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus Critically Endangered Asia
Rhacophorus puerensis Asia
Black-webbed Tree Frog - Rhacophorus reinwardtii Near Threatened Asia
Red-webbed Tree Frog - Rhacophorus rhodopus Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus rhyssocephalus Asia
Rhacophorus robinsonii Asia
Rhacophorus rufipes Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus schlegelii Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus suffry Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus taipeianus Near Threatened Asia
Rhacophorus taronensis Asia
Rhacophorus translineatus Asia
Rhacophorus tuberculatus Asia
Rhacophorus turpes Asia
Rhacophorus verrucopus Asia
Rhacophorus viridis Least Concern Asia
Rhacophorus yaoshanensis Endangered Asia
Rhacophorus yinggelingensis Vulnerable Asia
Rhacophorus zhaojuensis Near Threatened Asia
Theloderma albopunctata Asia
Theloderma andersoni Least Concern Asia
Theloderma asperum Least Concern Asia
Chapa Bug-eyed Frog - Theloderma bicolor Endangered Asia
Theloderma corticale Asia
Theloderma gordoni Least Concern Asia
Theloderma horridum Least Concern Asia
Theloderma kwangsiense Asia
Theloderma leporosum Least Concern Asia
Theloderma licin Least Concern Asia
Assam Indonesian Tree Frog - Theloderma moloch Vulnerable Asia
NagalandTree Frog - Theloderma nagalandense Asia
Theloderma phrynoderma Asia
Theloderma rhododiscus Near Threatened Asia
Theloderma ryabovi Asia
Theloderma stellatum Near Threatened Asia

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Ryukyu Kajika Frog - Buergeria japonica profile Photos Least Concern Asia
The Ryukyu Kajika frog is found in Japan and Taiwan.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Hainan Stream Tree Frog - Buergeria oxycephala profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The Hainan Stream tree frog is found in Taiwan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Buergeria robusta profile Photos Least Concern Asia
Buergeria robusta is found in Taiwan.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Doria's Asian Tree Frog - Chiromantis doriae profile Photos Least Concern Asia
Doria's Asian Tree Frog is found in Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Chiromantis nongkhorensis profile Photos Least Concern Asia
Chiromantis nongkhorensis is found in Cambodia, Laos Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

African Foam-nest Tree Frog - Chiromantis rufescens Photos profile Audio Least Concern Africa
The African foam-nest tree frog is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Gray Foam-nest Tree Frog - Chiromantis xerampelina profile Photos Least Concern Africa
The gray foam-nest tree frog is found in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Ghatixalus variabilis profile Photos Endangered Asia
Ghatixalus variabilis is found in India.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Ghatixalus variabilis profile Photos Endangered Asia
Ghatixalus variabilis is found at high altitudes.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gracixalus gracilipes profile Photos Least Concern Asia
Gracixalus gracilipes is found in China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Gracixalus supercornutus profile Photos Asia
Gracixalus supercornutus is found in Vietnam.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Eiffinger's Tree Frog - Kurixalus eiffingeri Photos profile Audio Least Concern Asia
Eiffinger's tree frog is found in Japan and Taiwan.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No