Limnonectes liui 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dicroglossidae

Scientific Name: Limnonectes liui (Yang, 1983)
Ingerana liui (Yang, 1983)
Leptopelis liui (Yang, 1983)
Platymantis liui Yang, 1983
Taxonomic Notes: This species is sometimes placed in the genus Liurana (see Fei et al. 1999). The taxonomy of this species is unclear at present; it might be a synonym of a Southeast Asian species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Yang Datong, Annemarie Ohler, Lu Shunqing
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 2,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Yunnan Province, China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from southern Yunnan Province (Mengla, Jinghong and Cangyuan Counties) in China. It is expected to occur in adjacent Lao People's Democratic Republic and Myanmar, but due to lack of survey effort and taxonomic problems it has not yet been recorded. It occurs at elevations of 550-760m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:This is a rare species that is very difficult to find.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in or near streams in forested areas. It uses soft, muddy soil for its nests. The eggs are laid in a hole in the ground covered with leaves, and are guarded by the male. It breeds by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation is the major threat to this species, in particular due to agriculture, and infrastructure development for tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Xishuagbanna National Nature Reserve and in the Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Citation: Yang Datong, Annemarie Ohler, Lu Shunqing. 2004. Limnonectes liui. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58319A11764955. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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