Bufo andrewsi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bufo andrewsi
Species Authority: Schmidt, 1925
Bufo bufo Schmidt & Liu, 1940 subspecies wrighti
Bufo gargarizans Schmidt, 1925 subspecies andrewsi
Taxonomic Notes: This species is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Bufo gargarizans.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from southern China including Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei, Guangxi and Guangdong provinces. It occurs from 750-3,020m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is quite a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits grassland and forests. It breeds in streams, pools, backwaters in rivers and ponds where the larvae also develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-collecting for traditional Chinese medicine is a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Many protected areas in China support this species.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi 2004. Bufo andrewsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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