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Pachytriton labiatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA SALAMANDRIDAE

Scientific Name: Pachytriton labiatus
Species Authority: (Unterstein, 1930)
Common Name(s):
English Spotless Stout Newt

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Gu Huiqing, Yuan Zhigang
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, 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 found in central and southern China in Guizhou, Anhui, Zhejiang, Hunan, Guangxi and Guangdong Provinces, from 50-1,800m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: It is a relatively common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits low-gradient, hill streams of varying sizes. It breeds in the same habitats and the larvae develop in the water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-exploitation for use as traditional Chinese medicine and for the international pet trade is a major threat to this species. It is also threatened by habitat destruction and degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A number of protected areas in the region support this species. Captive breeding is occurring in Europe.

Citation: Gu Huiqing, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Pachytriton labiatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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