Amolops ricketti
family: Ranidae

© 2008 Yu Zeng (1 of 4)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, Viet Nam



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from several localities in northern Viet Nam (Bourret, 1942; Inger et al., 1999), as well as southern and western China including Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces. It has been recorded from 410-1,520m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits boulder and bedrock surfaces at waterfalls and in torrential stream sections in forest. Tadpoles inhabit the same streams.


It is not uncommon in appropriate habitat (Bourret, 1941, Inger et al., 1999).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Stream pollution is a concern at least in Tam Dao in Viet Nam and probably elsewhere, as are ongoing socio-economic developments (slope agriculture, residential and tourism infrastructure).

Conservation Actions

It is found in Tam Dao National Park, Hoang Lien Son National Park and Ba Be National Park in Viet Nam and in quite a few protected areas in China. Safeguarding, and restoring where possible, the ecological integrity of hill areas in northern Viet Nam would be highly desirable.

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.


Peter Paul van Dijk, Raoul Bain, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Gu Huiqing 2004. Amolops ricketti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58224A11752348. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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