Brachytarsophrys carinense


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Brachytarsophrys carinense
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1889)
Brachytarsophrys carinensis (Boulenger, 1889)
Brachytarsophrys carinensis (Boulenger, 1889)
Taxonomic Notes: What used to be recognized as Brachytarsophrys carinense in southern China is now identified as the distinct species B. platyparietus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, 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 eastern Myanmar and northern, southern and western Thailand. It was originally recorded also from China but this population has now been described as a distinct species (B. platyparietus). Records from the Tay Nguyen plateau of south-central Viet Nam represent B. intermedia (Orlov et al., 2000). It is generally found in hilly to steep mountainous areas above 500m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Myanmar; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: No quantitative data are available, but anecdotal information indicates that the species is uncommon to rare even in the areas where it occurs (Taylor, 1962). When commissioned, collectors have had difficulty-finding animals.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits evergreen forests. Males have been observed calling from small mountain streams. They are a stream-breeding species, and the larvae develop in water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): An apparently strong tie to evergreen forest makes this species sensitive to forest degradation processes, including fires and logging. Its long larval stage requiring clear, clean streams adds a further sensitivity to drought and pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Maintaining the protected areas in the northern and western mountains of Thailand, safeguarding these from further fire and encroachment impacts, and further developing the protected areas system of eastern Myanmar are recommended for this species.
Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler 2004. Brachytarsophrys carinense. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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