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Hynobius tokyoensis
Tokyo Salamander
Subgenus: Hynobius
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status Near Threatened at Kanto District on Honshu Island in Japan

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This is a Japanese endemic that is mainly distributed in Kanto District on Honshu Island. It occurs up to 300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in forests from coastal areas to hilly areas. It breeds in paddy fields, ditches, and springs where the larvae also develop.

Population

Most populations of this species are currently believed to be in decline.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

This species is threatened by habitat loss due to infrastructure development (housing and road construction), water pollution, invasive species, and the drying out of its habitat. It is also collected for the pet trade.

Conservation Actions

There are currently no known conservation measures in place.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on Honshu, Japan.

Citation

Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui 2004. Hynobius tokyoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59103A11880869. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59103A11880869.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018

 

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