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Odorrana swinhoana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

Scientific Name: Odorrana swinhoana
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1903)
Common Name(s):
English Bangkimtsing Frog, Swinhoe's Brown Frog, Brown-backed Odorous Frog, Taiwan Odorous Frog, Taiwan Sucker Frog
Synonym(s):
Rana swinhoana Boulenger, 1903
Rana taiwaniana Otsu, 1973
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Matsui (1994) in considering Rana taiwaniana to be a synonym of this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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 hilly areas below 2,000m asl in Taiwan, Province of China.
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Native:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits hill streams in broadleaf forests, and breeds in small mountainous, shady creeks with quite a lot of rocks. Egg masses are attached under rocks where stream water is present.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agriculture and infrastructure development are threats to this species, but it is not seriously at risk.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A number of protected areas on the island support this species.

Citation: Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Odorrana swinhoana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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