Brachytarsophrys feae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Brachytarsophrys feae
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1887)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Nguyen Quang Truong, Wu Guanfu, Yang Datong, Annemarie Ohler, Lu Shunqing
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 northern Viet Nam (Inger et al., 1999; Orlov et al., 2000), northeastern Myanmar (Boulenger, 1887), and northern Thailand in Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai and southwestern Yunnan in China. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites, and it is presumed to be present in Lao People's Democratic Republic. It has been recorded at mid to high altitudes, from 650-2,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
China; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: It is common and frequently encountered in China although few records/specimens exist from mainland Southeast Asia even from well-surveyed areas.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits evergreen broadleaf forest and streams. It breeds in small hill streams and tadpoles depend on clean, clear water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation due to dams and power plants are major threats to this species. It is collected by local villagers for consumption.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: All of the localities in Myanmar are within protected areas. It is also in Tam Dao National Park in Viet Nam. More information is needed on population status, distribution and natural history. Meanwhile the management of protected areas within its known range could be strengthened.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Nguyen Quang Truong, Wu Guanfu, Yang Datong, Annemarie Ohler, Lu Shunqing. 2004. Brachytarsophrys feae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57539A11655489. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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