Hynobius quelpaertensis
Cheju Salamander
Subgenus: Hynobius
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
Species Description: Min et al.; Yang, S.-Y., Kim, J.-B., Min, M.-S., Suh, J.-H. and Suk, H.-Y. 1997. Genetic and phenetic differentiation among three forms of Korean salamander Hynobius leechii. Korean Journal of Biological Sciences: 247-257.

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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: Korea, Republic of


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the south of the Republic of Korea. It has been recorded from the mainland and has also been found on Keoje, Namhae, Chindo and Cheju Islands. However, its distribution is still very poorly known. This is a lowland species.

Habitat and Ecology

It is presumed to inhabit forests and to breed in streams and nearby pools.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

Further research is required to fully resolve its taxonomic status.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

We consider this species to be separate from Hynobius leechi, following Yang et al. (1997). However, its taxonomic status remains unclear.


Masafumi Matsui 2004. Hynobius quelpaertensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59100A11880206. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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