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Rhacophorus aurantiventris
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Taiwan

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from scattered localities in Ilan, Taitung, Taichung, Hualien, Kaohsiung and Kenting in Taiwan, Province of China. It has been recorded from low to mid altitudes.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits primary broadleaf forests, and breeds in tree holes and buckets placed in forests.

Population

It is a rare species that is believed to be in decline.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The cause of the decline in this species is not clear, since its habitat is not believed to be currently threatened.

Conservation Actions

It is protected within Fu-shan Nature Reserve and Li-chia Wildlife Refuge. Further research is needed to investigate the reasons for the decline in this species, and close population monitoring is required.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the number of mature individuals; and because its population size is estimated to number fewer than 2,500 mature individuals, it is in continuing decline, and no subpopulation is estimated to contain more than 250 mature individuals.

Citation

Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Rhacophorus aurantiventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58975A11863737. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58975A11863737.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018

 

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