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Rhacophorus moltrechti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus moltrechti
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1908

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 relatively 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 widely distributed in hilly areas in Taiwan, Province of China, below 2,500m asl.
Countries:
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 forests, orchards and tea plantations, and breeds in still-water habitats such as ponds, pools, and cisterns and blocked roadside ditches. It occasionally breeds in pools of intermittent streams, potholes and streamside pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A number of protected areas are present within the range of this species. It is also a protected species in Taiwan, Province of China.
Citation: Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Rhacophorus moltrechti. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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