|Scientific Name:||Leptobrachium leishanense (Liu and Hu in Hu, Zhao and Liu, 1973)|
Leptobrachium leishanensis Liu & Hu, 1973
Vibrissaphora leishanensis Liu and Hu, 1973
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Zhao Ermi, Wu Guanfu|
|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 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the number of mature individuals in Guizhou, China.
|Range Description:||This species is known from only two locations at Leishan, in south-eastern Guizhou Province, China, from 800-1,800m asl.|
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|Population:||It is now considered to be a very rare species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits broadleaf forests, and breeds in slow-flowing streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||Over-collecting by local villagers for consumption is a major threat to this species, and habitat destruction and degradation due to collection of wood is also a potential threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in Leigongshan Nature Reserve, which is reported to be highly degraded, and there is clearly a need for improved management of this area. There is also a need to carefully monitor and regulate local trade in this species. All frogs, including this species, are protected in Guizhou.|
Fei, L., Ye, C.-Y., Huang, Y.-A. and Liu, M.-Y. 1999. Atlas of Amphibians of China. Henan Science and Technical Press, Zhengzhou.
Hu, S.-Q., Zhao, E.M. and Liu, C.C. 1973. A survey of amphibians and reptiles in Kweichow province, including a herpetofaunal analysis. Acta Herpetologica Sinica: 149-178.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 23 November 2004).
MacKinnon, J., Meng, S., Cheung, C., Carey, G., Zhu, X. and Melville, D. 1996. A Biodiversity Review of China. World Wide Fund for Nature International, Hong Kong.
Ye, C.-Y, Fei, L. and Hu, S.Q. 1993. Rare and Economic Amphibians of China. Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology, Chengdu.
Zhao, E.-M. 1998. China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals - Amphibia. Science Press, Beijing.
|Citation:||Zhao Ermi, Wu Guanfu. 2004. Leptobrachium leishanense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57627A11666173.Downloaded on 24 October 2017.|
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