Xenophrys spinata
family: Megophryidae

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 known from central and southwestern China in Hunan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Yunnan provinces, from 800-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

An inhabitant of hill streams in evergreen broadleaf forests. It breeds in streams.


There is a large population of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation are threats to this species including agriculture and dam construction.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps with quite a few protected areas in the region.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi 2004. Megophrys spinata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57655A11670442. .Downloaded on 13 December 2018


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