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What...another frog....

yes, but there is a twist to this one.

This is not a Hong Kong frog. Well, now it is........but it should not be here...and it may threaten other local species that occupy this niche (like the endemic Liuixalus romeri).

This is small not very attractive frog has found its way into the SAR, probably on plants and other overseas imports. It was first encountered in Hong Kong in 2000, and was ID'd as Eleutherodactylus planirostris (or the greenhouse frog, to you and me).

Its distribution in Hong Kong is now considered widespread with well established breeding populations.

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