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Leptobrachium hainanense
family: Megophryidae

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 the mountain ranges of central and south-western Hainan, China, from 270m to over 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

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

Population

It is uncommon (Lu Sunqing pers. comm.).

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to subsistence agriculture and small-scale wood collection. Local people also collect the species for food.

Conservation Actions

It is present in a number of protected areas on Hainan.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

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

Citation

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao 2004. Leptobrachium hainanense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57553A11657723. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57553A11657723.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018

 

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