This species is known from Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces in central China and Taiwan, Province of China. It has been recorded below 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits paddy fields, lotus ponds, ponds, marshes and ditches. It breeds in still water.
The population in Taiwan, Province of China, is declining, but the population in Mainland China appears to be stable.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species, in particular infrastructure development and water pollution. It is also consumed locally.
The range of this species overlaps with a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao, Geng Baorong, Gu Huiqing 2004. Pelophylax fukienensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58600A11806234. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58600A11806234.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018