|Scientific Name:||Hynobius katoi Matsui, Kokuryo, Misawa and Nishikawa, 2004|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|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.
|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:||There is no information on its population status.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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.|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species remain unknown.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is not known whether or not it occurs in any protected areas.|
IUCN. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Matsui, M., Kokuryo, Y., Misawa, Y. and Nishikawa, K. 2004. A new species of salamander of the genus Hynobius from central Honshu, Japan (Amphibia, Urodela). Zoological Science: 661-669.
|Citation:||Simon Stuart. 2006. Hynobius katoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61895A12563919.Downloaded on 19 July 2018.|
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