Polypedates mutus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

© 2007 Wang Lijun (1 of 1)

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, Myanmar, Viet Nam


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known with certainty from Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan, Guangxi and Guangdong Provinces in central, southern and southwestern China, and from northern Myanmar (Smith, 1940) and northern Viet Nam. It is suspected to range into northern Thailand and beyond (P. van Dijk pers. comm.). It occurs from 50-1,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits forests and the surrounding areas. It breeds in still-water habitats such as pools, ponds, marshes and paddy fields. It makes foam nests over pools when breeding.


Due to confusion with other species, the population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It inhabits lowland forest, which is the most threatened habitat in this region; therefore forest clearance and degradation are likely threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is found in several protected areas throughout its range.

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

This species is commonly misidentified as Polypedates leucomystax.


Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao, Yang Datong 2004. Polypedates mutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58958A11862355. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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