Hylarana latouchii
family: Ranidae
Taxonomic Notes: While not formally treated by Oliver LA, Prendini E, Kraus F, Raxworthy CJ 2015 Systematics and biogeography of the Hylarana frog (Anura: Ranidae) radiation across tropical Australasia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Mol Phylog Evol 90: 176-192, this taxon is most likely not a member of the now small monophyletic clade recognized as Hylarana.

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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, Hong Kong, Taiwan


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to central and southern China and is known from Guizhou, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It has been recorded from 30-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits forests, and breeds in pools, marshes, paddy fields, ditches, ponds and slow-flowing streams.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation, in particular logging, is a possible threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

Many protected areas support this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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.


Michael Wai Neng Lau, Geng Baorong, Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Hylarana latouchii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58640A11817995. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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