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Xenophrys mangshanensis
family: Megophryidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 southern Hunan and northern Gaungdong Provinces in China, from 380 to over 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits forests and streams (in which it breeds).

Population

It is a very rare species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threats to this species are habitat destruction and degradation, arising from smallholder agriculture and dam construction.

Conservation Actions

It is recorded from at least one protected area, Mangshan National Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)

Rationale

Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Citation

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Bosco Chan 2004. Megophrys mangshanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57644A11668918. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57644A11668918.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018

 

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