Nanorana aenea
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae
Species Description: Smith 1922. Validated by Che J, Hu J, Zhou W, Murphy RW, Papenfuss TJ, Chen M, Rao D, Li P, Zhang Y. 2009 Phylogeny of the Asian spiny frog trip Paini (family Dicrogrlossidae) sensu Dubois. Mol Phylog Evol 50:59-73.

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Doi [Nga] Chang, north of Chiang Mai city, in northern Thailand (Smith 1922; Taylor 1962). The type series was collected at 1,500m asl according to the original description, presumably at or near the top of the mountain, which is 1,462m high. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat at the type locality is montane evergreen forest. This species presumably breeds by larval development in streams.


This species was first recorded in 1920, and has been recorded only once since, in the 1980s.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Possible threats to it might include shifting agriculture and water pollution from agricultural activity, although it is known that no logging occurs at this location.

Conservation Actions

Its one known locality is within Su Thep National Park. Assessment of the taxonomic status of this species, particularly its affinity to Chaparana palavanensis, C. fansipani, C. tweediei and C. nitida, and its generic assignment, would be desirable.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Peter Paul van Dijk, Tanya Chan-ard 2004. Nanorana aenea. In: IUCN 2014


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