Hynobius katoi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Hynobiidae

Scientific Name: Hynobius katoi
Species Authority: Matsui, Kokuryo, Misawa and Nishikawa, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Simon Stuart
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from 500-1,200m asl in montane regions of Chubu District in south-central Japan, and specifically from the north-west of Shizuoka Prefecture (Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka-shi, Misakubo-cho, Honkawane-cho) and the south-east of Nagano Prefecture (Minamishinana-mura), on the Akaishi Mountains and along Oi-gawa and Tenryu-gawa rivers. The limits of its distribution remain unknown.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its population status.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in an area where frequent landslides occur, suggesting large quantities of underground water. It is presumed to be a larval developer, and to breed in streams. Since its breeding locations have not been found, it is believed to breed in underground streams, as does a morphotype of Hynobius naevius.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species remain unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not it occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Simon Stuart. 2006. Hynobius katoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61895A12563919. . Downloaded on 24 November 2015.
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