Babina daunchina


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Babina daunchina
Species Authority: (Chang, 1933)
Common Name(s):
English Emei Music Frog
Rana daunchina Chang, 1933

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wu Guanfu, Wang Yuezhao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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 species is known from central China in southeastern Sichuan, northeastern Yunnan and western Guizhou provinces, from 1,000-1,800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits marshes, pools, ponds and the surrounding habitats in hilly areas. It lives in still water ponds. It nests and breeds around the ponds in May.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with several protected areas. It is currently protected in many provinces of China.

Citation: Wu Guanfu, Wang Yuezhao 2004. Babina daunchina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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