Odorrana swinhoana
family: Ranidae

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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: Taiwan



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Agriculture and infrastructure development are threats to this species, but it is not seriously at risk.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 15 February 2019


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