This species is widely distributed in hilly areas below 2,000m asl in Taiwan, Province of China.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits hill streams in broadleaf forests, and breeds in small mountainous, shady creeks with quite a lot of rocks. Egg masses are attached under rocks where stream water is present.
It is a common species.
Agriculture and infrastructure development are threats to this species, but it is not seriously at risk.
A number of protected areas on the island support this species.
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.
We follow Matsui (1994) in considering Rana taiwaniana to be a synonym of this species.
Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Odorrana swinhoana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58727A11832441. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58727A11832441.en .Downloaded on 15 February 2019