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.
The threats to this species are not known.
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59100A11880206.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018