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Fujian Frog

Glandirana minima


The Fujian frog is one of only five species in its genus, Glandirana, and is endemic to the eastern parts of the Fujian province, China.

Frogs of the genus Glandirana are part of the family Ranidae, which contains more than 380 species. However, this genus diverged from all other frogs more than 30 million years ago. In evolutionary terms, we are more closely related to baboons than these frogs are to all other amphibians!

The Fujian frog is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List as it exists in an area less than 10 km² and the population is in decline. The distribution of the species is severely fragmented, and the remaining habitat is declining in both extent and quality. This is predominantly due to infrastructure development, agricultural intensification, and water pollution. The frog is not currently known from any protected areas and there are no current conservation actions. It is suggested that habitat protection is urgently needed.

  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ranidae
  • Population: Very rare
  • Trend: decreasing
  • Size: 27-29mm

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 6.27 (?)
ED Score: 32 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct


This species is known only from eastern Fujian province, China. It has been recorded from 110-550m above sea level

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits pools, marshes and grassy banks along small streams, but also occurs in the grassy edges of paddy fields. It breeds in still-water habitats.

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This wordcloud illustrates the threats facing this species. The size of each word indicates the extent of a species range that is affected by that threat (larger size means a greater area is affected). The colour of the word indicates how much that threat impacts the species (darker shades of red mean the threat is more severe).

Tourism Crops Agriculture

Threat wordcloud key:

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Source: The IUCN List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1.
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