Hynobius arisanensis
Arisan Hynobiid
Subgenus: Poyarius
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
Species Description: Maki, M. 1922. Notes on the salamanders found in the Island of Formosa. Dōbutsugaku zasshi/ Zoological Magazine. Tokyo 34: 635– 639.

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Taiwan


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to Ali Shan, Yu Shan, and Pei Ta Wu Shan in Taiwan, Province of China. It occurs above 1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits primary conifer forests and broadleaf forests close to streams. It probably breeds in streams, and the larvae most likely develop in streams.


This species is considered to be very rare.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat destruction and degradation, due in particular to infrastructure development for tourism.

Conservation Actions

The species is protected within Yu-san National Park and the Tawushan Nature Preserve.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.


Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Hynobius arisanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59090A11869714. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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