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Paramesotriton chinensis
Chinese Warty Newt, Hong Kong Warty Newt
Subgenus: Paramesotriton
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 central China in Chongqing, Hunan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces, from 200-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits large streams and creeks and nearby habitat in the foothills. It breeds in streams and creeks where the larvae also develop.

Population

It is a very common species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

It is susceptible to habitat destruction and degradation. Small numbers of this species are exported for the international pet trade, but probably not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps with a number of protected areas in the region. It is bred in captivity in Europe.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

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

Citation

Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Paramesotriton chinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59457A11945154. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59457A11945154.en

 

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