Hynobius stejnegeri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Hynobiidae

Scientific Name: Hynobius stejnegeri Dunn, 1923
Common Name(s):
English Amber-coloured Salamander
Taxonomic Notes: Taxonomic revision of the Hynobius boulengeri species complex should also include populations of this species (Nishikawa, Matsui and Tanabe 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Japan, and is distributed in Kyushu (Kumamoto, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima Prefectures).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in broad-leaved evergreen forest and mixed forest. It breeds in upstream areas, where the larvae also develop.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are habitat loss and degradation, due to the construction of roads and logging, and water pollution. This species is also harvested for medicine and food.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is designated a natural monument by Kumamoto Prefecture. There is a need to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild is managed sustainably.

Citation: Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui. 2004. Hynobius stejnegeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T10617A3205733. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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