Bufo bankorensis
Taiwan Common Toad
family: Bufonidae

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status IUCN - Least Concern
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to Taiwan, Province of China, and occurs up to 2,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits broadleaf forest, cultivated fields, mixed forests and orchards. It breeds in streams and pools where the larvae also develop.


This is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation are threats to this species. It is also collected for food and traditional medicine.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in many protected areas on the island.

Taxonomic Notes

This species has previously been considered to be a synonym of Bufo gargarizans Cantor, 1842.


Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Bufo bankorensis. In: IUCN 2014


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