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Hynobius katoi

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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)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Japan
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its population status.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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