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Amolops spinapectoralis
family: Ranidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Viet Nam

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to Kon Cha Ran, An Khe District, Gia Lai Province, and Ngoc Linh Mountain, Quong Nam Province, in southern Viet Nam, where it occurs at 800-1,000m asl (Inger et al. 1999; Bain pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

Specimens (adults and juveniles) were collected from wet vertical rock faces at a waterfall at 1,000m asl in relatively intact forest (Inger et al. 1999). It has also been collected from rocks beside waterfalls at 800m asl.

Population

It is a locally common species in appropriate habitat.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The main threat to this species is logging on the Tay Nguyen Plateau for coffee cultivation.

Conservation Actions

Strengthening existing, and creating new protected areas to protect the fauna and flora of the Tay Nguyen Plateau of southern Viet Nam is recommended. Studies of the conservation biology of this endemic species are highly desirable, as are further herpetological surveys of the Annamite Mountains.

Citation

Peter Paul van Dijk, Nguyen Quang Truong 2004. Amolops spinapectoralis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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