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Odorrana wuchuanensis
family: Ranidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
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 found in only one cave in Baicun, Wuchuan County, in Guizhou province, China, at about 700m asl. Attempts to locate the species at other localities have been unsuccessful.

Habitat and Ecology

Frogs at the type locality were found in a stream some 30m inside a limestone cave. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.

Population

The population is known to be very small.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

This species has a very restricted range and specific habitat requirements, which make it particularly vulnerable to disturbance, particularly since touristic activities in the area are becoming an increasing problem.

Conservation Actions

The one known location of this species is not within any protected area, and the establishment of a well-managed protected area for this species is urgent. Given the small population size, this species requires close monitoring.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)

Rationale

Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is an expected decline in the extent and quality of its habitat mainly as a result of tourism.

Citation

Fei Liang, Li Cheng 2004. Odorrana wuchuanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58751A11837248. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58751A11837248.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018

 

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