Babina pleuraden
family: Ranidae

© 2013 Kai Wang (1 of 1)

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



View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to southwestern China and occurs in southwestern Sichuan, western Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, from 1,150-2,300m asl. It can be expected to occur in neighbouring Myanmar, though there are not yet any records.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits paddy fields, ditches and ponds, and also breeds in these habitats.


It is a common species, although there has been a population decline recently.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation caused by urbanization and water pollution are major threats to this species. It is also eaten locally by people.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps with a number of protected areas in the region.

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.


Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing 2004. Babina pleuraden. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58698A11815274. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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