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Amolops cremnobatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

Scientific Name: Amolops cremnobatus
Species Authority: Inger and Kottelat, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Nguyen Quang Truong, Raoul Bain, Bryan Stuart
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, it is restricted to streams and hence its area of occupancy is probably less than 2,000 km², and its habitat is particularly vulnerable to habitat degradation, making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from three localities in north-central Lao People's Democratic Republic (Inger and Kottelat 1998; B. Stuart pers. comm.), and from four localities in Viet Nam: Huong Son in Ha Tinh Province, Cha Lo in Quang Binh Province, and Pu Hoat and Pu Mat, both in Nghe An Province. It has been recorded from 200-1,300 masl.
Countries:
Native:
Lao People's Democratic Republic; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives on boulders and rock faces along stream cascades and waterfalls in evergreen forest and tolerates some degree of habitat disturbance (Inger and Kottelat 1998; Stuart 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This is a stream-breeding species that might be threatened by habitat loss due to logging and infrastructure development, but is particularly sensitive to changes in water quality and flow.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species in Viet Nam includes Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area.

Citation: Nguyen Quang Truong, Raoul Bain, Bryan Stuart 2004. Amolops cremnobatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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