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Limnonectes fujianensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DICROGLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Limnonectes fujianensis
Species Authority: Ye and Fei, 1994
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of this newly described species is not well studied.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong, Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao, Bosco Chan
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 southern China, including from Taiwan, Province of China, and Hong Kong. It has been recorded from 150-1,100m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China; Hong Kong; Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population: In mainland China and Taiwan, Province of China, it is very common, but in Hong Kong, it is considered to be rare.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits seepages, low-gradient streams, ditches, pools and marshes in forested areas. It can also be found in human-modified habitats such as roadside ditches in forested areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species, in particular agriculture and the construction of dams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Many protected areas in the region support this species.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong, Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao, Bosco Chan 2004. Limnonectes fujianensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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