Rana tagoi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Rana tagoi
Species Authority: Okada, 1928
Taxonomic Notes: This form might be a complex of more than one species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 endemic to Japan. Rana tagoi tagoi is found on Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, while Rana tagoi yakushimensis is found on Yakushima and Rana tagoi okiensis is found on Oki Island.
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Population [top]

Population: More information is needed.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in montane areas in the leaf-litter of forests close to streams. They are often found underneath the stones in streams. They breed from April to May; females deposit about 40-100 eggs under stones in streams or pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes several protected areas.

Citation: Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui 2004. Rana tagoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 07 March 2015.
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