Pelophylax hubeiensis
family: Ranidae

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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to central China, and is found in Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Anhui and probably Jiangxi provinces. It has been recorded from 60-1,070m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits paddy fields, lotus ponds and other ponds filled by water plants.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation caused by infrastructure development and water pollution are threats to this species.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

The validity of this species is in doubt and the exact delineation of the range of this taxon and of Pelophylax plancyi is not clear.


Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi 2004. Pelophylax hubeiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58620A11813354. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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