Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Leptolalax sungi
Species Authority: Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov & Cuc, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Annemarie Ohler, Raoul Bain
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the middle-upper slopes of Tam Dao in northern Viet Nam, at about 900-1,100m asl. It is likely to range more widely, but its distribution is still very poorly known.
Countries occurrence:
Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: It is not particularly rare at the type locality, but it has not been found or reported elsewhere despite being highly distinctive and visible, suggesting that it is a highly localized species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is known from sloping boulder streams, in which it breeds, in closed evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The only known streams inhabited by this species are downstream from Tam Dao village, which is a growing tourist destination, with inherent risk of pollution and development affecting the species. Forest in the town's vicinity continues to be gradually but extensively modified by collecting for subsistence and local and regional trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known population of this species inhabits a national park. Tourism and local development within the national park should be carefully managed and regulated.

Citation: Annemarie Ohler, Raoul Bain. 2004. Leptolalax sungi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57575A11647836. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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