Amolops daiyunensis
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Jin Y-w, Jiang J-p, Xie F, Zheng Z-h, Xu J-x 2005 Zool Res 26:61-68

© 2008 LI Cheng (1 of 1)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 currently known from five localities in Fujian Province, southeastern China, where it has been recorded at 700-1,400m asl (Geng Baorong pers. comm.). There are records from Daiyun Mountain, Datian, Yongding, Nanjing and Zhaoan (Geng Baorong pers. comm.), though it probably occurs more widely, and is likely to occur in localities between the currently known sites.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of forest-fringed, small hill streams, particularly those with cascades. It does not survive where the forest is removed. The eggs are laid in rock crevices where the water splashes over them, and the larvae cling to the rocks by means of a ventral sucker.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are habitat destruction and degradation caused by agriculture, clear-cutting, human settlement and the construction of hydroelectric plants.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Daiyun Mountain National Natural Reserve and in Nanjing Huboliao National Natural Reserve. Surveys are needed to determine the range, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs of this species.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and its habitat is in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was treated as a synonym of Amolops hongkongensis by Yang (1991), but we follow Fei (1999), Jin et al. (2005), and Ngo et al. (2006) in treating it as a separate species.


Geng Baorong 2008. Amolops daiyunensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135800A4203207. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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