Cynops pyrrhogaster 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Salamandridae

Scientific Name: Cynops pyrrhogaster (Boie, 1826)
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Fire-bellied Newt

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 endemic to Japan. It is found on Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and other small islands.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common and reasonably adaptable species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a grassland and forest species. It occurs in paddy fields, ponds, pools, brooks and streams where it breeds and larvae develop.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is affected by the conversion from small to large-scale paddy fields. It is also affected by the abandonment of paddy fields. Roadside gutters kill the animals, working as a trap. It is collected and exported to Europe as a pet, but probably not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes several protected areas. It is known to breed in captivity in zoos in Australia.

Citation: Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui. 2004. Cynops pyrrhogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59444A11942444. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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