This species is known from Taipei, Ilan and Taoyuan in northern Taiwan, Province of China, from 400-600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits orchards, tea plantations, bamboo forests, shrublands and forests in hilly areas, where these habitats are stable. It breeds in tree holes or, in marginal habitats, in cisterns, buckets or water tanks in orchards.
It is a common species.
The principal threats to this species are habitat destruction and degradation arising from the creation of plantations and the development of infrastructure for human settlement. Some populations have also disappeared because orchards were changed to tea plantations, which generally need frequent pesticide application.
Several protected areas occur within the range of this species, and it is also a nationally protected species.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, and is not be declining, its extent of occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Rhacophorus prasinatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59014A11868609. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59014A11868609.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018