Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Hynobiidae

Scientific Name: Hynobius yangi
Species Authority: Kim, Min & Matsui, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Simon Stuart
Reviewer(s): Simon Stuart, Neil Cox
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Milyang sub-basin of the Kyeongsang Basin southeastern Korea (Kim et al., 2003, 2007). There are records from described from Hyoam-ri and Gilcheon-ri (both in Jangan-eup), Gijang-gun, and Busanshi (Kim et al., 2003). The type locality is at 45m asl (Kim et al., 2003).
Countries occurrence:
Korea, Republic of
Lower elevation limit (metres): 45
Upper elevation limit (metres): 45
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its abundance.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits forests and slow-flowing streams. The larvae also develop in these streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitats of this species are limited and are being destroyed (Kim et al., 2003).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas. Urgent measures are needed to conserve the habitat of this rare species.

Citation: Simon Stuart. 2008. Hynobius yangi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136179A4255835. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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