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Oreolalax rhodostigmatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Oreolalax rhodostigmatus
Species Authority: Hu and Fei, 1979

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals, in central China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Hunan provinces in central China, from 1,000-1,790m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: There is limited information on the population status of this species, but it is known from only a few sites within its apparently large range.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits limestone caves in forested habitats. Breeding takes place in springs and stream pools inside the limestone caves.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Only tadpoles are collected, for food.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is posed by the disturbance and degradation of its limestone cave habitat, mainly due to increased tourism. Tadpoles of this species are also collected for food.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with several protected areas, but there is a need to promote awareness amongst tourists of the need to minimize their disturbance of cave habitats.

Citation: Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu 2004. Oreolalax rhodostigmatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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