This species is endemic to Japan. Rana tagoi tagoi is found on Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, while Rana tagoi yakushimensis is found on Yakushima and Rana tagoi okiensis is found on Oki Island.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in montane areas in the leaf-litter of forests close to streams. They are often found underneath the stones in streams. They breed from April to May; females deposit about 40-100 eggs under stones in streams or pools.
More information is needed.
There are no known threats to this species at present.
The range of this species includes several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This form might be a complex of more than one species.
Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui 2004. Rana tagoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58729A11832673. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58729A11832673.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018