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Romer's Tree Frog (Liuixalus romeri) is the smallest amphibian among the frog and toad species recorded in Hong Kong. Its average body length ranges from 1.5 cm to 2.5 cm, with females having larger body sizes.
Adults feed on small arthropods such as termites. They are predominantly nocturnal but sometimes also active during the daytime.
Breeding season is from early March to September. They breeds in fishless, oligotrophic, shaded, still or slow-flowing waters. Males emit a metallic cricket-like mating call to attract females.
Tadpoles are free swimming and metamorphosis is completed in 4 to 5 weeks.
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Last Review Date : 18 February 2017