Nanorana polunini
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

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, Nepal



View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found throughout much of Nepal at elevations of 2,600-3,900m asl, and also in Nielamu County in Xizang province, China around 3,400m asl. It probably occurs a little more widely, perhaps ranging into India and Bhutan.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with stream habitats in montane forest. It breeds in streams and the eggs are laid in water under stones.


In Nepal it is fairly common at higher elevations, however in China it is considered very rare.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to the species at present.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded in Lantang National Park in Nepal.

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.


Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Nanorana polunini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58434A11780712. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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