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Pachyhynobius shangchengensis
Shangcheng Stout Salamander
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
 
Species Description: Fei, L., W.-y. Qu, and S.-h. Wu . 1983. A new genus and species of Hynobiidae from Henan, China. Amphibian Research. Kunming 1: 1. [In Chinese and English]

© 2004 Arnaud Jamin (1 of 14)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
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 the Dabieshan area (Hubei, Henan, and Anhui Provinces) in central China, from 380-1,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits slow-flowing hill streams in forested areas. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.

Population

It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Over-collecting for human consumption is a major threat to this species. It is also probably threatened by habitat destruction and degradation, due to human settlement and smallholder farming activities.

Conservation Actions

Several protected areas occur within the species' range. There is a need to implement measures to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild is managed in a sustainable manner. This salamander is included in several captive breeding programmes in Europe.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals due to over-collecting.

Citation

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Fei Liang 2004. Pachyhynobius shangchengensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59109A11882316. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59109A11882316.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018

 

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