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Leptobrachium leishanense
family: Megophryidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 only two locations at Leishan, in south-eastern Guizhou Province, China, from 800-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits broadleaf forests, and breeds in slow-flowing streams.

Population

It is now considered to be a very rare species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Over-collecting by local villagers for consumption is a major threat to this species, and habitat destruction and degradation due to collection of wood is also a potential threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Leigongshan Nature Reserve, which is reported to be highly degraded, and there is clearly a need for improved management of this area. There is also a need to carefully monitor and regulate local trade in this species. All frogs, including this species, are protected in Guizhou.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the number of mature individuals in Guizhou, China.

Citation

Zhao Ermi, Wu Guanfu 2004. Leptobrachium leishanense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57627A11666173. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57627A11666173.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018

 

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