Scutiger sikimmensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Scutiger sikimmensis (Blyth, 1854)
Taxonomic Notes: Records of Scutiger sikkimensis from northern Myanmar refer to S. adungensis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha
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 found throughout much of Nepal and in parts of northern India (West Bengal, Sikkim and Meghalaya) and from southern Xizang province (Yadong, Cona and Nielamu) in China. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites, and is expected to occur in Bhutan. It is present at elevations between 2,700 and 5,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
China; India; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population:In Nepal and India this species is considered common, but in China fewer than ten specimens have been collected and it is considered rare.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an alpine species associated with small streams, seepages, stream-fed marshes and the surrounding forests and grassland habitats. It is known to breed in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to this species are the diversion of water from breeding streams for agricultural use (irrigation), and water pollution from the use of agrochemicals.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Nielamu location in China is within the Yadong National Nature Reserve.

Citation: Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha. 2004. Scutiger sikimmensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57622A11665087. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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