Megophrys minor


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Megophrys minor
Species Authority: (Stejneger, 1926)
Common Name(s):
English Little Horned Toad
Xenophrys minor (Stejneger, 1926)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Li Cheng, Wu Guanfu, Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler
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 known from central and southwestern China, from 550-2,850m asl. Animals tentatively referred to Megophrys minor were reported from Fan Si Pan Mountain, Lao Cai province, northern Viet Nam, from 1,400-1,900m asl, by Orlov et al., 2000, and from Chiang Mai 'Thailand' by Chan-ard et al., 1999. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites, and it can be expected from northern Lao People's Democratic Republic and eastern Myanmar.
China; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species in Viet Nam or Thailand, but in China, it is very common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits forests and streams. It is a stream-breeding amphibian.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with many protected areas in China. It is found within the Hoang Lien San National Park in Viet Nam, and within Doi Inthanon National Park in Thailand. Further study is needed to determine the complete Extent of Occurrence of this species.

Citation: Li Cheng, Wu Guanfu, Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler 2004. Megophrys minor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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