Quasipaa shini
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China



View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to central China and is known from Sichuan, Guizhou, Hunan and Guangxi provinces. It has been recorded from 510-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits and breeds in streams in forested regions; the eggs are laid in water under stones.


This species is currently believed to be in decline.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Over-collecting for human consumption is a threat to this species. It is also threatened by habitat destruction and degradation, in particular dam construction and logging.

Conservation Actions

It is present in several protected areas in the region.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because of an observed population decline, estimated to be more than 30% over the last three generations, inferred from over-harvesting, observed shrinkage in distribution, and ongoing habitat destruction and degradation. The generation length is estimated to be five years.


Michael Wai Neng Lau, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Quasipaa shini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58438A11781172. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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