Pelophylax fukienensis
family: Ranidae

© 2012 Pierre Fidenci (1 of 2)

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, Taiwan



View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces in central China and Taiwan, Province of China. It has been recorded below 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits paddy fields, lotus ponds, ponds, marshes and ditches. It breeds in still water.


The population in Taiwan, Province of China, is declining, but the population in Mainland China appears to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species, in particular infrastructure development and water pollution. It is also consumed locally.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps with a number of protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao, Geng Baorong, Gu Huiqing 2004. Pelophylax fukienensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58600A11806234. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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