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Microhyla fissipes
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Microhylinae
 
Species Description: Matsui M, Ito H, Shimada T, Ota H, Saidapur SK, Khonsue W, Tanaka-Ueno T, Wu G-F 2005 Taxonomic relationships within the Pan-Oriental narrow-mouth toad Microhyla ornata as revealed by mtDNA analysis (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae). Zool. Sci. 22:489-495

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This is a very widespread species. It is found in central, northern, southern and south-western China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau), and through mainland Southeast Asia, south to northern Peninsular Malaysia. It has been recorded from a single locality in the north of Sumatra (Indonesia). It occurs up to 2,000m asl. The boundary between this species and Microhyla ornata is not clear, but has been arbitrarily set at the western border of Myanmar, pending further information.

Habitat and Ecology

It occupies a number of habitat types including lowland scrub forest, grassland, agricultural land, pastureland and urban areas. Sub-fossorial in habit, it is also found in forest floor leaf-litter. It is mostly a nocturnal species that is only active diurnally during the rainy season. It breeds in temporary rain pools and other bodies of still water. It can occur in modified areas, such as non-intensively farmed agricultural land.

Population

It is a common species through most of its range.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Globally there are no major threats to this species. It might be locally threatened by agrochemical pollution (land and water) and the conversion of habitat to intensively cultivated land.

Conservation Actions

It is found in many protected areas throughout its range.

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Matsui et al. (2005) in separating this species from Microhyla ornata.

Citation

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Geng Baorong, Peter Paul van Dijk, Djoko Iskandar 2008. Microhyla fissipes. In: IUCN 2014

 

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