Rhacophorus hui
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Rhacophorus hui was removed from synonymy with Rhacophorus dugritei by Li, Wu, and Zhao, 2006, Sichuan J. Zool., 25: 12-16. Stuart et al. 2008, Threatened Amphibians of the World, list this species as Polypedates zhaojuensis.

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Zhaojue County, in Sichuan province, and from Lichuan County, in Hubei province, China at 3,050-3350m asl. It presumably occurs more widely, in particular in locations between the currently known sites.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is associated with marshes, ponds, pools or paddyfields, and makes foam nests in holes near the still water from the beginning of May until the end of June. Outside the breeding season, it lives in forest.


There is no information on its abundance.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is affected by habitat degradation as a result of clear-cutting and the impacts of tourism. It might also be adversely affected by climate change, which is causing both increased droughts and flooding in its range.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been removed from synonymy, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from the synonymy of Polypedates dugritei by Li, Wu and Zhao (2006), who also treated P. zhaojuensis as a synonym of this species.


Xie Feng 2008. Rhacophorus hui. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135793A4202262. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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