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Rhacophorus arvalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus arvalis
Species Authority: 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
Assessor(s): Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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:
Native:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the current population status of this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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