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Pachyhynobius shangchengensis
Shangcheng Stout Salamander
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
 
Species Description: Fei, L., W.-y. Qu, and S.-h. Wu . 1983. A new genus and species of Hynobiidae from Henan, China. Amphibian Research. Kunming 1: 1. [In Chinese and English]

© 2004 Arnaud Jamin (1 of 14)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the Dabieshan area (Hubei, Henan, and Anhui Provinces) in central China, from 380-1,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits slow-flowing hill streams in forested areas. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.

Population

It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Over-collecting for human consumption is a major threat to this species. It is also probably threatened by habitat destruction and degradation, due to human settlement and smallholder farming activities.

Conservation Actions

Several protected areas occur within the species' range. There is a need to implement measures to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild is managed in a sustainable manner. This salamander is included in several captive breeding programmes in Europe.

Citation

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Fei Liang 2004. Pachyhynobius shangchengensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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