Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dicroglossidae

Scientific Name: Quasipaa fasciculispina
Species Authority: (Inger, 1970)
Paa fasciculispina (Inger, 1970)

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): Peter Paul van Dijk, Steven Swan
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 continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Cambodia and Thailand.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Cardamom region of south-eastern Thailand and south-western Cambodia (Inger 1970; Ohler, Swan and Daltry 2002). It has been recorded from 150-1,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: It was reported as being "reasonably abundant ... along forested mountain streams in SE Thailand" (Inger, in Humphrey and Bain 1990), though these authors also note the limited size of available suitable habitat and exploitation pressures.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An inhabitant of swift-flowing mountain streams in evergreen forest. It is a stream-breeding amphibian and is usually found in, or very close to, streams on large boulders.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is collected for consumption by local villagers using flashlights (Brockelman, in Humphrey and Bain 1990). It is also under threat from habitat loss through fires, agriculture, and logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Thai population is wholly within several protected areas, as is the range in Cambodia. The species should probably be protected under the WARPA law of Thailand, and under Cambodian wildlife legislation. Studies of exploitation pressure are needed.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Steven Swan. 2004. Quasipaa fasciculispina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T41237A10421753. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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