Microhyla fissipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Microhyla fissipes Boulenger, 1884
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Matsui et al. (2005) in separating this species from Microhyla ornata.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Geng Baorong, Peter Paul van Dijk, Djoko Iskandar
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a very widespread species. It is found in central, northern, southern and south-western China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau), and through mainland Southeast Asia, south to northern Peninsular Malaysia. It has been recorded from a single locality in the north of Sumatra (Indonesia). It occurs up to 2,000m asl. The boundary between this species and Microhyla ornata is not clear, but has been arbitrarily set at the western border of Myanmar, pending further information.
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; China; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Macao; Malaysia; Myanmar; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species through most of its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occupies a number of habitat types including lowland scrub forest, grassland, agricultural land, pastureland and urban areas. Sub-fossorial in habit, it is also found in forest floor leaf-litter. It is mostly a nocturnal species that is only active diurnally during the rainy season. It breeds in temporary rain pools and other bodies of still water. It can occur in modified areas, such as non-intensively farmed agricultural land.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Globally there are no major threats to this species. It might be locally threatened by agrochemical pollution (land and water) and the conversion of habitat to intensively cultivated land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in many protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Geng Baorong, Peter Paul van Dijk, Djoko Iskandar. 2008. Microhyla fissipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135848A4210760. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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