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Rhacophorus nigropunctatus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, Viet Nam

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in several widely scattered subpopulations in central and south-western China: Yuexi County in Anhui Province; Longling and Pingbian Counties in Yunnan Province; Weining and Leishan Counties in Guizhou Province; and Sangzhi and Chengbu Counties in Hunan Province. It probably occurs a little more widely than current records suggest. It has been recorded from 600-2,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits forest edges, shrubland, paddy fields, stream banks and creeks in hilly areas, and breeds in pools, ponds and ditches near paddy fields.

Population

It is very rare.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat to this species' habitat is the development of human settlements and associated infrastructure.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)

Rationale

Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000km2, it occurs in several small, widely separated, sub-populations, and its habitat is probably in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Citation

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Yang Datong 2004. Rhacophorus nigropunctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58960A11862616. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58960A11862616.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018

 

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