Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Leptobrachium boringii
Species Authority: (Liu, 1945)
Vibrissaphora boringii Liu, 1945

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered, because its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, and its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, in the number of mature individuals, and in the number of subpopulations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Emei Shan and Junlian in Sichuan Province, Jiangkou and Yinjiang in Guizhou Province, and Sangzhi in Hunan Province, China, from 600-1,700m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species, and has nearly disappeared from Emei Shan.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It breeds in slow-flowing streams surrounded by forest, cultivated fields, and grassland.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are over-collecting for the pet trade and habitat loss and degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species' range overlaps with a few protected areas, including Pinghushan and Badagongshan National Nature Reserves, and Emei Shan Natural and Historical Heritage Reserve. It is a protected species in Sichuan, Hunan and Guizhou Provinces.

Citation: Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu. 2004. Leptobrachium boringii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57625A11665713. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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