Leptobrachium chapaense
family: Megophryidae

© 2014 Kai Wang (1 of 3)

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, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from a number of locations in northern and central Viet Nam, as well as from Doi Inthanon and Doi Ang Khang in northern Thailand, northwest and central Lao People's Democratic Republic and southwestern Yunnan, China. It occurs at moderate to high altitudes from 800-2,400 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits evergreen broadleaf forests, and breeds in small hill streams.


In China this species is rare and hard to find, especially outside the breeding season. However, it has been recorded as common in Cuc Phuong National Park in Viet Nam.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation, including the construction of dams and power plants are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It appears adequately protected if existing protected areas in Viet Nam and Thailand remain secure. It is considered Vulnerable in the 1997 Thai Red List (OEPP 1997).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

A taxonomic review of this species is needed (A. Ohler pers. comm.).


van Dijk, P.P., Ohler, A., Wu Guanfu, Yang Datong & Lu Shunqing 2004. Leptobrachium chapaense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57551A11657453. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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