This species is widely distributed in hilly areas in Taiwan, Province of China, below 2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forests, orchards and tea plantations, and breeds in still-water habitats such as ponds, pools, and cisterns and blocked roadside ditches. It occasionally breeds in pools of intermittent streams, potholes and streamside pools.
It is a common species.
There are no major threats to this very adaptable species at present.
A number of protected areas are present within the range of this species. It is also a protected species in Taiwan, Province of China.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Rhacophorus moltrechti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59005A11866212. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59005A11866212.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019