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Introduction

Omei tree frog (Rhacophorus omeimontis) is a frog species in the family Rhacophorus. It is an typical species of tree frog with many interesting features. Name “omei” because It was first found in Mount Emei in Sichuan province, and locals will pronounce "emei" as “omei”. This frog distributed in Sichuan, Guizhou, Hunan, and Hubei provinces. 

 

Gallery 01: appearances of Omei Tree Frog


 

The reproduction of the tree frog

Usually in the evening after the rain, the male frog screams to attract the female frog. Then two frogs are paired up on the trees or bamboo groves next to the pool, select the leaves above the water surface, mix the egg groups and foamy mucus in the rolled leaves, make follicles. Sometimes tree frogs also produce follicles on the grass next to the water. After a few days, the tadpoles will hatch and fall into the water, feeding on algae, plant debris, and leeches in the water. About 60 days or so, the tadpoles will metamorphose into frogs.

 

Gallery 02: Omei Tree Frog Life Cycle


 

habit of omei tree frog

Omei tree frog lives in the lush and humid mountainous areas, with an altitude of 700-2000m. It often inhabits bamboo forests, shrubs and weeds, or in stone seams or caves near the pool. It will climb to the branches of the trees for food. Omei tree frog often feed on insects such as crickets and muse, also eat cockroaches and other small frogs.

 

Gallery 03: Omei Tree Frog In The Wild


 

CREDITS

Photographer: Jingling Miao
Producer: Yan Liang

UPDATES

Jul 05 2019: This page was launched.