Limnonectes fragilis
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

© 2007 Wang Lijun (1 of 1)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from hilly areas in central and south-western Hainan, China, from 290-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits small, low-gradient streams, seepages and marshes in forested areas, and breeds in streams.


It is not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss, in particular due to agriculture and infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions

It is present in several protected areas on the island.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on Hainan Island, China.


Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Shi Haitao 2004. Limnonectes fragilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58334A11768508. .Downloaded on 11 December 2018


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