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Quasipaa boulengeri
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

© 2008 Yu Zeng (1 of 4)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to central and southern China, and occurs from 300-1,900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits hill streams and nearby ponds, and breeds in streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.

Population

It is a very common species, although there has been an observed decline.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threats to the species are over-exploitation for human consumption, habitat destruction and degradation (mainly due to wood collecting), and water pollution.

Conservation Actions

It is present in several protected areas, but many are in need of improved and strengthened management. There is a need to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild for human consumption is managed sustainably.

Citation

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Yuan Zhigang, Zhao Ermi, Bosco Chan 2004. Quasipaa boulengeri. In: IUCN 2013

 

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