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Hynobius lichenatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA HYNOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Hynobius lichenatus
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1883
Common Name(s):
English Tohoku Salamander

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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 endemic to Japan. It is distributed in Tohoku District and Niigata Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture and Ibaragi Prefecture. It occurs from coastal areas up to 1,500m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Japan
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Population [top]

Population: More information is needed.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a forest species that breeds in streams where the larvae also develop. It is not able to adapt to disturbed habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known significant threats to this species at present. Its habitat is in good condition, and any threats are localized.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures.

Citation: Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui 2004. Hynobius lichenatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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