Glandirana rugosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Glandirana rugosa
Species Authority: (Temminck and Schlegel, 1838)
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Wrinkled Frog
Rana rugosa Temminck and Schlegel, 1838
Taxonomic Notes: We consider Glandirana emeljanovi to be distinct from G. rugosa following Dubois (1992). The identity of the animals from the Korean Peninsula remains unclear, and until further information becomes available on these populations we restrict G. rugulosa to Japan and consider animals from China and the Korean Peninsula to belong to G. emelijanovi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Masafumi Matsui
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, 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 widely distributed in Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Sado Island, Oki Island etc.). It is a lowland species found below 300m asl. It was introduced to Hawaii probably in 1895 or 1896 (Oliver and Shaw, 1953) and now occurs on Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai (McKeown, 1996).
United States
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is widespread in artificial ponds, paddy fields, rivers, streams and wetlands. It breeds in these wetland habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is presumed to occur in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Masafumi Matsui 2004. Glandirana rugosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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