Bufo sachalinensis Nikolskii, 1905

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Bufo > Species: Bufo sachalinensis

English Names

None noted. 


Amur River basin of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang, China, and adjacent Russia, including Sakhalin I.; Korean Peninsula.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, Korea, Democratic People's Republic (North), Korea, Republic of (South), Russia


Othman, Litvinchuk, Maslova, Dahn, Messenger, Andersen, Jowers, Kojima, Skorinov, Yasumiba, Chuang, Chen, Bae, Hoti, Jang, and Borzée, 2022, eLife, 11(e70494): 29, resurrected Bufo sachalinensis from the synonymy of Bufo gargarizans where it had been placed Synonymy with Bufo asiaticus by Gumilevskij, 1936, Trudy Zool. Inst. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Leningrad, 4: 167–171 (as a synonym of Bufo asiaticus); by Shannon, 1956, Herpetologica, 12: 30 (as a synonym of Bufo bufo), and specifically with Bufo gargarizans by Borkin and Roshchin, 1981, Zool. Zh., 60: 1802–1812, and Matsui, 1986, Copeia, 1986: 561–579. Synonymy not noted by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 128. Othman et al. (2022: 29) also noted that the population in the Korean Peninsula should be regarded as Bufo cf. sachalinensis inasmuch as the status of this population required further elucidation. Borzée, Litvinchuk, Ri, Andersen, Nam, Jon, Man, Choe, Kwon, Othman, Messenger, Bae, Shin, Kim, Maslova, Luedtke, Hobin, Moores, Seliger, Glenk, and Jang, 2021, Animals, 11 (2057): 1–37, provided (as Bufo gargarizans) P.D.R. Korea locality records, a distribution map as well as modeled distribution, life history comments, and conservation status. Andersen, Chuang, Choe, Kim, Kwon, Jang, and Borzée, 2022, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 61(25): 1–10, reported on the elevational range (0–1179 m) in Rep. Korea. 

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