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General interests

Ecological interests

 

Romer's Tree Frog (Liuixalus romeri) was first discovered by the naturalist Mr. J. D. Romer on Lamma Island in 1952.

It is endemic to Hong Kong and the populations have only been recorded in Lantau, Lamma, Po Toi and Chek Lap Kok. It occurs nowhere else outside Hong Kong.

Its habitat is usually well-wooded areas near a small stream or other water sources suitable for breeding.

[Natural habitats of Romer]
Natural habitats of Romer's Tree Frogs - woodland in Ngong Ping
[Natural habitats of Romer]
Natural habitats of Romer's Tree Frogs - Po Toi
   
As the species usually lives on ground or inside fallen leaves, its body colour and marking on the back can therefore match with its surrounding environment and provide camouflage effect for the frog.
 
 
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