Babina adenopleura
family: Ranidae

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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, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from central and southern China in Guizhou, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan provinces, and also Taiwan, Province of China. It occurs from 30-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits paddy fields, marshes, ditches, ponds and hydrophytes-filled lakes. It breeds in still-water habitats.


This is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation are probably threats to this species, in particular infrastructure development for human settlement and water pollution from agriculture.

Conservation Actions

A number of protected areas in the region support this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Babina caldwelli was removed from the synonymy of this species by Dubois (1992). However, Zhao and Adler (1993) and Fei (1999), continued to include it as a synonym.


Michael Wai Neng Lau, Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong, Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Babina adenopleura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58538A11798578. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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