This species is widespread over much of central, eastern, and northeastern China. This is largely a lowland species.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits mixed and deciduous broadleaved forests, bushlands, meadows, swamps, paddy fields, ponds and the surrounding vegetation. It can be found along the banks of rivers, streams and lakes. Spawning and larval development takes place in stagnant ponds, puddles, oxbow lakes, flooded quarries and lakes with dense herbaceous vegetation.The species is presumed to tolerate some degree of habitat modification.
It is common in suitable habitat.
The species is threatened locally by pollution (often from agrochemical use) and by habitat loss to increasing urbanization.
It occurs in many protected areas.
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.
The genus Dryophytes was resurrected from synonymy under Hyla by Duellman et al. (2016) and this species was transferred from Hyla to Dryophytes.
Xie, F. 2017. Dryophytes immaculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55512A112714297. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T55512A112714297.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019