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Forest Green Tree Frog (Kaiyodo - Aquatales Polyresin)

Started by brontodocus, October 06, 2014, 11:39:11 PM

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Walk-around of the Kaiyodo Aquatales Polyresin Aquatic animal figure collection Series 2 No. 004 Forest Green Tree Frog, Rhacophorus arboreus (Okada & Kawano, 1924). Snout-vent length of the figure is 54 mm which makes it around life size, the scale is between approx. 1:0.8 and 1:0.5 for an adult measuring between 42 and 82 mm SVL. A close relative of the famous Flying Frogs like e.g. Rhacophorus nigropalmatus or R. reinwardtii, the Forest Green Tree Frog is an arboreal frog that lays its eggs in foam nests on branches hanging over water. The species is endemic to Japan but its range covers almost the entire main island, Honshū, and the species is quite abundant so IUCN classifies it as "Least Concern".

Several other figures representing this species exist and I included a comparison shot with the ones I have. From left to right: Yujin / The Frogs in Colour; Kitan Club / Nature Techni Colour Frogs of Japan; Furuta Choco Egg Wild Animals Series 4; Kaiyodo Aquatales Polyresin.

The species has also been represented by Kaiyodo's National Monuments of Japan - No. 8. The figures look quite different from each other which is mostly due to the extent of dark spots on the back. Rhacophorus arboreus seems to be quite variable in colour and the dark spots on the back can become so dense that the animal looks more brown than green or they can be completely absent.

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