Rana longicrus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Rana longicrus Stejneger, 1898

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the number of mature individuals and in the extent and quality of its habitat in Taiwan.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to northern and central Taiwan, Province of China, where it has been recorded below 1,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population:It is a rare species that appears to be in decline.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits cultivated fields and broadleaf forests. It breeds in marshes, pools, and ponds.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is extensive habitat destruction and degradation, in particular due to infrastructure development. Water pollution is also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected within Yangming San National Park.

Citation: Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao. 2004. Rana longicrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58646A11819392. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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