Pelophylax chosenicus
family: Ranidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Korea, Democratic People's Republic of


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits rice paddies and ponds.


It is greatly reduced in numbers, and has recently been recorded from only four locations.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation are the major threats to this species, in particular due to changes in agricultural land use from rice to other crops, which is greatly reducing the habitat available to the species. Infrastructure development and water pollution pose additional threats.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps with a few protected areas. It is currently included in legislation by the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Korea.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and the number of locations.


Masafumi Matsui 2004. Pelophylax chosenicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58577A11806007. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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