Opisthotropis jacobi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Natricidae

Scientific Name: Opisthotropis jacobi Angel & Bourret, 1933
Common Name(s):
English Jacob's Stream Snake, Chapa Mountain Keelback

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-08-30
Assessor(s): Rao, D.-q. & Zhou, Z.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty about the threats to this little known species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from China (Yunnan) and Viet Nam (Cao Bang [Nguyen Binh], Lao Cai [Sa Pa], Tuyen Quang [Sinh Long], Bac Kan [Ngan Son, Cho Don], Lang Son [Mau Son], Vinh Phuc [Tam Dao], [Nguyen et al. 2009]). It occurs at 500 to 1,500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
China (Yunnan); Viet Nam
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:In Yunnan it is a very rare species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This aquatic species is associated with stream habitats. It has been recorded both within and outside of forest habitats. It is an oviparous species. The diet consists of fishes, frogs, tadpoles, freshwater shrimp and earthworms.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilised.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No species-specific conservation measures are in place, although it has been recorded from protected areas. Research is needed into the distribution, ecology and possible threats to the species.

Citation: Rao, D.-q. & Zhou, Z. 2012. Opisthotropis jacobi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T191913A2014651. . Downloaded on 20 July 2018.
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