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Sylvirana spinulosa
family: Ranidae

© 2007 Wang Lijun (1 of 2)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 endemic to southern and south-western Hainan, China. It has been recorded from 80-840m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

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

Population

There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation caused by shifting agriculture, logging, and the construction of hydroelectric plants are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

This species is present in a number of protected areas on the island, including Wuzhishan Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the the island of Hainan, China.

Citation

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao 2004. Sylvirana spinulosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58724A89369133. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58724A11831635.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018

 

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