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Amolops chunganensis
family: Ranidae

© 2000 David Wake (1 of 3)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from southern, central and west China including Shannxi, Gansu, Sichuan, Guixhou, Zhejiang, Hunan, Fujian, Guangxi and Guangdong provinces. Records from Yunnan province, and from Fan Si Pan Mountain in Viet Nam (Ohler et. al., 2000) refer to <Amolops mengyangensis (Ohler, 2007). It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is found at elevations between 700-1,900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

A territorial species found in hill forests and on boulders along streams during the breeding season. It breeds in streams.

Population

It is a common species in suitable habitat.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation caused by deforestation, the construction of hydroelectric plants and the liming of streams for fish are major threats to this species in China. It is also collected in China by the local people for consumption in certain areas, although this is not considered a threat. In Viet Nam cardamom plantations along the streams might be a threat.

Conservation Actions

A considerable proportion of its populations occur in nature reserves and the habitats are accorded some form of protection. The Vietnamese range of the species is within Hoang Lien Son National Park.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Citation

Liang, F., Feng, X., Ohler, A. & Swan, S. 2008. Amolops chunganensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T58205A11746366. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T58205A11746366.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018

 

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