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Amolops torrentis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Amolops torrentis (Smith, 1923)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Hainan Island.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is an endemic of central and south-western Hainan, China, and has been recorded from 80-780m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population:It is not a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits medium- to large-sized streams, and surrounding riparian habitats. Breeding takes place in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation due, in particular, to agricultural activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in several protected areas in Hainan (nature reserves and forest parks).

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao. 2004. Amolops torrentis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58227A11753192. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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