Karsenia koreana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Karsenia koreana
Species Authority: Min, Yang, Bonett, Vieites, Brandon and Wake, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): David Vieites, Steven Karsen, Min Mi-Sook, Suh Y. Yang, David Wake
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern since it has a relatively wide range, is known from more than 20 locations, is locally common, has at least a degree of tolerance to habitat alteration, and has no significant known threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found at relatively low elevations in southern to midwestern Republic of Korea, where it has been found at more than 20 sites. The type locality is at 210m.
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Population [top]

Population: The species is locally common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in damp, mossy talus slopes and rockslides of limestone in 15-20 year-old forests of hardwoods and mixed hardwood/pine (dominated by Pinus densiflora and Quercus mongolica). It has even been found in a city park. Most of the forests in which it has been found are young, so it has clearly survived earlier large-scale extraction of timber for foresty. Most individuals were found under small rocks or rock flakes scattered among larger boulders on fine-grained soil. The species is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in at least three National Parks.

Citation: David Vieites, Steven Karsen, Min Mi-Sook, Suh Y. Yang, David Wake 2006. Karsenia koreana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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