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Rhacophorus hui
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
 
Species Description: Rhacophorus hui was removed from synonymy with Rhacophorus dugritei by Li, Wu, and Zhao, 2006, Sichuan J. Zool., 25: 12-16. Stuart et al. 2008, Threatened Amphibians of the World, list this species as Polypedates zhaojuensis.

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from Zhaojue County, in Sichuan province, and from Lichuan County, in Hubei province, China at 3,050-3350m asl. It presumably occurs more widely, in particular in locations between the currently known sites.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is associated with marshes, ponds, pools or paddyfields, and makes foam nests in holes near the still water from the beginning of May until the end of June. Outside the breeding season, it lives in forest.

Population

There is no information on its abundance.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

This species is affected by habitat degradation as a result of clear-cutting and the impacts of tourism. It might also be adversely affected by climate change, which is causing both increased droughts and flooding in its range.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from the synonymy of Polypedates dugritei by Li, Wu and Zhao (2006), who also treated P. zhaojuensis as a synonym of this species.

Citation

Xie Feng 2008. Rhacophorus hui. In: IUCN 2014

 

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