Rana zhenhaiensis

Subgenus: Rana
family: Ranidae

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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to central and southern China (Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Gaungdong, Guangxi and maybe Henan Provinces). It has been recorded from sea level to 1,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits forests and sometimes grasslands. It breeds in paddy fields, ponds and temporary pools with some herbaceous plants.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Infrastructure development and water pollution are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

A number of protected areas in the region 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.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was in the past mistaken to be Rana japonica.


Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi 2004. Rana zhenhaiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58753A11837478. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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