Nanorana maculosa
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 endemic to central Yunnan Province (Jingdong and Shuangbai Counties) in China, and occurs from 1,800-2,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits and breeds in forest streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is overharvesting by the local people for food.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Ailaoshan and Wuliangshan National Nature Reserves. There is a need to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild for human consumption is managed sustainably.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, it is known from fewer than five locations, and there is a continuing decline in the number of mature individuals due to exploitation for human consumption.


Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Nanorana maculosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58430A11780304. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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