Leptobrachium boringii
family: Megophryidae

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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



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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.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered, because its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, and its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, in the number of mature individuals, and in the number of subpopulations.


Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu 2004. Leptobrachium boringii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57625A11665713. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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