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How is the Emerald Tree Frog named?

Rhacophorus prasinatus,the Emerald tree frog, was found near the Feitsui Reservoir area, and was therefore given the chinese name, "Feitsui" Tree Frog. In English through, it is commonly referred to as the "Emerald" tree frog due to its color. They are distributed primarily along the Nanshih and Peishih Creek basins and low elevation areas such as Xindian’s Guangxin, Wulai’s Wa-Wa valley, Yi-lan’s Fushan Botanical garden and Jiaoshi. It has an emerald green back ,black pupils and golden iries, and yellow-golden skin folds behind the eyes. The breeding season is from March to November of each year. Males and females vary in sizes, with the male body lengths reaching 5 to 6 centimeters, and females' can grow to 6 to 8 centimeters. They often inhabit in bushes, water containers, and ditches. Males croak in a short "gung” sound near waterside plants and females are attracted by it. Females lay pinkish foamy on plants, attaching them on branches and leaves.

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