Gracixalus gracilipes
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

© 2017 Benjamin Tapley/ZSL (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, Thailand, Viet Nam


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southeastern Yunnan (Hekou) and Central Guangxi (Damingshan) provinces in China, and from northern Viet Nam, northern Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Doi Inthanon in Thailand. It has an estimated altitudinal range of 600-1,800m asl. It probably occurs much more widely, in particular in areas between known sites.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from evergreen and bamboo forest. The eggs are laid on leaves overhanging temporary pools in the forest. The larvae then drop in to the water where they continue to develop. It has not been found outside forest.


In China this species is considered uncommon. There is no reliable information from Southeast Asia regarding the status of populations from recent surveys.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is dependent on primary forest so it is particularly susceptible to forest clearance and degradation. Water pollution might also be a threat.

Conservation Actions

All the known localities of this species in Southeast Asia are within protected areas. In China part of its range is within protected areas, including the Daweishan National Nature Reserve. Clarification of the species' taxonomy is needed.

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.


Peter Paul van Dijk, Raoul Bain, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Gracixalus gracilipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58848A11849305. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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