5 October 2013

Cambodian Frog Trade (2)

The Rugulose frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus) or Chinese edible frog is the most harvested frog in Cambodia.

Found in rice paddies and other agricultural settings, its size, which can reach up to 125 millimeters, makes it  popular on Cambodian villagers and city-dweller dining tables. It  is often hunted using a wooden harpoon gun. This frog sells for about US$2 a kilo in the wet season and the price doubles in the the dry.

Cambodian Rugulose frogs are exported to both Vietnam and Thailand. Despite their popularity the frog is not considered endangered.

Cambodian Frog Trade (1)

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