Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus viridis
Species Authority: (Hallowell, 1861)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common and occurs in a habitat that is not under significant threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Japan. Rhacophorus viridis viridis is found in Okinawajima, Iheyajima, Kumejima, and Rhacophorus viridis amamiensis is found in Amamioshima, Tokunoshima, Kakeromajima, Ukejima and Yorojima.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in forest close to paddy fields and wetlands. It breeds in wetlands and paddyfields by larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species. Its habitat appears to be secure.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures.

Citation: Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui. 2004. Rhacophorus viridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59030A11872480. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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