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Nanorana liebigii
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species ranges throughout much of Nepal, Bhutan, and northern India and is also present in southern Xizang province (Yadong and Nielamu) in China. It has been recorded at elevations of 1,500-3,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with streams in high-altitude shrubland. It breeds in streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.

Population

It is reported to be a common species in South Asia, but is considered rare in China.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Some decrease in available habitat due to the localized clearance of shrubland is occurring within the species' range. It is also threatened by changes in waterway management, for example dam construction.

Conservation Actions

Part of the range of this species is covered by the Yadong National Nature Reserve in China. In India it is known from Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh State. Recent field studies have been undertaken by Shrestra (2001). It is protected by national legislation in India.

Citation

Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Sushil Dutta, Tej Kumar Shrestha, Mohini Mohan Borah 2004. Nanorana liebigii. In: IUCN 2014

 

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