Hynobius guabangshanensis

Subgenus: Hynobius
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
Species Description: SHEN You-Hui, DENG Xue-Jian, WANG Bin, 2004. A new hynobiid species Hynobius guabangshanensis from Hunan Province, China (Amphibia: Hynobiidae) Acta Zoologica Sinica v20:2.

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 only from the type locality, at Guabang Shan Tree Farm in Qiyang County, Hunan Province, China, where it has been found from 400-720m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from forest, and wetlands such as bogs, marshes, permanent pools and paddy lands. Eggs are laid in winter in standing ponds, bogs and rice fields. This species is presumed to breed by larval development.


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

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to it is habitat loss and degradation arising from smallholder farming.

Conservation Actions

This species is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Xie Feng, Jiang Jianping 2006. Hynobius guabangshanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61894A12563741. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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