Rana zhenhaiensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Rana zhenhaiensis
Species Authority: Ye, Fei and Matsui, 1995
Taxonomic Notes: This species was in the past mistaken to be Rana japonica.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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 endemic to central and southern China (Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Gaungdong, Guangxi and maybe Henan Provinces). It has been recorded from sea level to 1,400m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits forests and sometimes grasslands. It breeds in paddy fields, ponds and temporary pools with some herbaceous plants.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Infrastructure development and water pollution are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A number of protected areas in the region support this species.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi 2004. Rana zhenhaiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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