Rhacophorus arvalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus arvalis Lue, Lai and Chen, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from agricultural areas in Chiayi, Yunlin and Tainan Counties, in south-western Taiwan, Province of China. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the current population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is associated with disturbed areas with traditional farming practices, and inhabits bamboo forests, orchards, sugar-cane fields, scrubland and cultivated fields in the lowlands. It breeds in temporary rain water pools in orchards.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Infrastructure development for industry and human settlement, and agricultural pollution, are its major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is only found in disturbed farmland areas. Presently there are about 20 landowners who have agreed to maintain the traditional farming practices for the forseeable future in the Yulin area in the central part of Taiwan, Province of China.

Citation: Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao. 2004. Rhacophorus arvalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58974A11863580. . Downloaded on 22 November 2017.
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