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Amolops viridimaculatus
family: Ranidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, India, Viet Nam

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from western Yunnan Province in the Gaoligongshan area, and Wuliangshan in central Yunnan Province, China, and from one location (Fan Si Pan Mountain) in northern Viet Nam (Ohler 2000). It has also recently been recorded from Dzuna, in Nagaland, India. It is also likely to occur in Myanmar but there are as yet no confirmed records. It is likely to occur a little more widely than current records suggest. In China it has been recorded from 1,400-2,350m asl, and the one known locality in Viet Nam is at 1,750m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

In China this species is known from hill streams in forest, and in Viet Nam the only record is from a large stream with boulders in montane forest. Breeding takes place in streams.

Population

In China this species is uncommon, while in Viet Nam only one specimen was collected in 1997 and no other individuals were sighted at the time (S. Swan pers. comm.).

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

This species is threatened by small-scale agricultural development, and dam construction.

Conservation Actions

In China this species occurs in Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve (which is not well protected), and Wuliangshan National Nature Reserve (which is well protected). In Viet Nam it occurs in Hoang Lien Son National Park. It is protected by national legislation in India.

Citation

Annemarie Ohler, Steven Swan, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Amolops viridimaculatus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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