|Scientific Name:||Babina subaspera (Barbour, 1908)|
Rana subaspera Barbour, 1908
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Endangered, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 500 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the Amamioshima and Kakeromajima Islands of the central Ryukyus in Japan.|
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|Population:||There is no information on the population status of this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits primary, or well-recovered secondary, broad-leaved evergreen forest, breeding by larval development in small pools on forest trails and muddy riverbeds.|
|Major Threat(s):||Recent deforestation on Amamioshima, along with road construction in mountainous areas, has been severely impacting the quality of the habitat of the species. Other threats include predation by introduced mongoose and development of rivers.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is unclear whether it occurs in any protected areas, though there is clearly a need for improved protection of forest habitats in the Ryukyus.|
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 23 November 2004).
Maeda, N. and Matsui, M. 1999. Frogs and Toads of Japan. Revised edition. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan Co., Ltd, Tokyo.
Ota, H. and Toda, M. 2000. Otton frog. In: Environment Agency (ed.), Threatened Wildlife of Japan - Red Data Book, 2nd Edition: Reptilia/Amphibia, Japan Wildlife Research Center, Tokyo.
Sengoku, S., Hikida, T., Matsui, M. and Nakaya, K. 1996. The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan. Volume 5. Amphibians, Reptiles, Chondrichthyes. Heibonsha Limited, Tokyo.
|Citation:||Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui. 2004. Babina subaspera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T19172A8847183.Downloaded on 13 December 2017.|