Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao has abundant nature with warm-temperature forests and temperate forests. There are a lot more species could be called as "treasure" inhabits other than explained in animals, insects and birds section. Spiders is one of them because they are beneficial insects and its prey is destructive insects. Over 300 species including rare ones inhabits and Mt. Takao is the mountain with the largest number of species of spiders and widely known as a paradise for spiders.

Rana ornativentris (Montane Brown Frog)
Rana ornativentris (Montane Brown Frog) Tago’s Brown Frog
Main region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Sado Island. Found in paddy fields, ponds and swamps in flatlands to forests up to 1,000 meters elevations. Is commonly known frogs. The body color varies by individual species but mostly reddish as the Japanese name Yama-aka-gaeru literally meaning red frog in mountains. Are red-brown to dark-brown on the back and light red to orange from side of abdomen, fore legs and thigh. Feed on earthworms, slugs and small insects. The way they go dormant is quite unique. Some do live underground just like other frogs do but some hide under the ground in water and spend throughout winter in water.

●Body Length  about 4 to 8 cm
●Season  March to October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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