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Rhacophoridae

The whole green world at the click of a mouse

Learn about the importance of planktons to the planet and get to know Romer's tree frogs on Lantau that can't climb trees. All that and more is on the WWF Kids interactive website, which was launched earlier this month.

Monday, 30 May, 2011, 12:00am

An amphibian that should be treasured

Quick Facts

Common name: Romer's tree frog

Scientific name: Philautus romeri

Native home: wooded areas on Lantau, Lamma, Chek Lap Kok and Po Toi

Estimated numbers: extinct in 1953 now thriving in certain areas but still considered endangered.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Extinction threat to frog

ROMER's Tree Frog can be found in Hong Kong and nowhere else. It is the smallest frog in Hong Kong (two centimetres in length from snout to vent), and was first discovered on Lamma Island by the late J. D. Romer, and so it was named after him.

13 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Battle to save rare frog turns to science

THE tiny, rare Romer's tree frog is still with us - but only just. The fight is on to protect the creature from extinction.

The Romer's tree frog population is at Chek Lap Kok, where the construction of the new airport is destroying its habitat.

26 Nov 1993 - 12:00am