Terrestrial Ecology

Amphibian Survey

Chec have undertaken over 50 projects which involved amphibian survey. Survey locations have covered New Terrestries, Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island and off-shore island.
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Most amphibian are  nocturnal. Therefore, amphibian survey normally undertook at night time.


Romer's Tree Frog (Philautus romeri) recorded at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island during ecological survey for ecological monitoring of cable car project in July 2004. This tiny frog species first scientifically discovered in 1952 on Lamma Island, Hong Kong. Conservation value of the species is high due to its endemic status and is protected under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance.

Hong Kong Cascade Frog (Amolops hongkongensis) recorded at PokFuLam during ecological survey for Hong Kong drainage project. They normally found in fast-flowing mountain streams. Moreover, they are protected under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance. Hong Kong Newt (Paramesotriton hongkongensis) caught at Lam Tsuen river at February 2003. It is protected under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance.
Green Cascade Frog (Rana livida) recorded at Hong Kong PokFuLam. They are nocturnal and usually seen sitting on rocks or hiding in crevices. Marbled Pigmy Frog (Microhyla pulchra) reocrded at Lantau Island at April, 2005. They distributed over the Hong Kong. Commonly found in cultivated fields, grasslands and forest edges.
Hong Kong's commonest amphibian (Bufo melanostictus), often found either in nature or urban areas. It is important predator upon insectrs and other invertebrates. The species distributed in southern China and part of mid China. Brown Tree Forg (Polypedates megacephalus) was found throughout Hong Kong. They are well adapted to a wide rang of altitudes and habitats. Moreover, they commonly found in agricultural fields and ponds.