Leptobrachium hainanense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Leptobrachium hainanense Ye & Fei, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao
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 20,000km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Hainan Island, China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the mountain ranges of central and south-western Hainan, China, from 270m to over 1,000m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is uncommon (Lu Sunqing pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits evergreen broadleaf forests, and breeds in hill streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to subsistence agriculture and small-scale wood collection. Local people also collect the species for food.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in a number of protected areas on Hainan.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao. 2004. Leptobrachium hainanense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57553A11657723. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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