Pachyhynobius shangchengensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Hynobiidae

Scientific Name: Pachyhynobius shangchengensis
Species Authority: Fei, Qu and Wu, 1983

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Fei Liang
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals due to over-collecting.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Dabieshan area (Hubei, Henan, and Anhui Provinces) in central China, from 380-1,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits slow-flowing hill streams in forested areas. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-collecting for human consumption is a major threat to this species. It is also probably threatened by habitat destruction and degradation, due to human settlement and smallholder farming activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Several protected areas occur within the species' range. There is a need to implement measures to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild is managed in a sustainable manner. This salamander is included in several captive breeding programmes in Europe.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Fei Liang. 2004. Pachyhynobius shangchengensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59109A11882316. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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