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Rana pirica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

Scientific Name: Rana pirica
Species Authority: Matsui, 1991

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Sergius Kuzmin, Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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 the Hokkaido and its adjacent small island in Japan, and from Sakhalin and the southern Kurile Islands, Russia. It occurs from the coast up to 2,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Japan; Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species that is not in decline.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in broadleaf, coniferous and mixed woodland, in open areas, grasslands shrubland, bamboo groves, swamps, lake shores, flood lands and near to hot springs. It breeds in stagnant and slow-flowing waters. This species can be found in drainage ditches.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats to this species in Japan. In Russia it might be threatened by habitat loss and pollution of wetlands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Japan its range includes several protected areas. The small populations on the Kurile Islands might need conservation attention.

Citation: Sergius Kuzmin, Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui 2004. Rana pirica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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