Pelophylax fukienensis

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Pelophylax fukienensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Pelophylax
Species: P. fukienensis
Binomial name
Pelophylax fukienensis
(Pope, 1929)
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Synonyms

Rana fukienensis Pope, 1929
Rana plancyi fukienensis Pope, 1929

Pelophylax fukienensis is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. It is found in Fujian (formerly romanized as "Fukien", hence the name), Zhejiang, and Jiangxi provinces of China as well as in Taiwan.[1]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, swamps, freshwater marshes, rural gardens, heavily degraded former forest, water storage areas, ponds, irrigated land, seasonally flooded agricultural land, and canals and ditches. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN,[1] though the Taiwanese populations have strongly declined.[2]

Pelophylax fukienensis is a medium to large-sized frog, with males reaching 47 mm (1.9 in) and females 65 mm (2.6 in) length.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lue Kuangyang; Chou Wenhao; Geng Baorong; Gu Huiqing (2004). "Pelophylax fukienensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T58600A11806234. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58600A11806234.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Lue, Kuang-Yang. "Pelophylax plancyi". BiotaTaiwanica. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. p. 160. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.