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Quasipaa jiulongensis
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

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 restricted to Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces in central China, and occurs above 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits hill streams in forests, and breeds in streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Over-collecting for human consumption is a major threat to this species. Habitat destruction and degradation, in particular due to logging and infrastructure development, is also a threat.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes three small sub-national protected areas: Ruoliaojian, Daiyunshan, and Jiulongshan.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the number of mature individuals, and in the extent and quality of its habitats in Zheijiang and Fulian Provinces, China.

Citation

Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong 2004. Quasipaa jiulongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58427A11779925. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58427A11779925.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018

 

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