Leptobrachium boringii
family: Megophryidae

© 2013 Jingsong Shi (1 of 11)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Emei Shan and Junlian in Sichuan Province, Jiangkou and Yinjiang in Guizhou Province, and Sangzhi in Hunan Province, China, from 600-1,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It breeds in slow-flowing streams surrounded by forest, cultivated fields, and grassland.


It is a rare species, and has nearly disappeared from Emei Shan.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are over-collecting for the pet trade and habitat loss and degradation.

Conservation Actions

The species' range overlaps with a few protected areas, including Pinghushan and Badagongshan National Nature Reserves, and Emei Shan Natural and Historical Heritage Reserve. It is a protected species in Sichuan, Hunan and Guizhou Provinces.


Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu 2004. Leptobrachium boringii. In: IUCN 2014


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