Quasipaa exilispinosa
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

© 2003 Alexander Haas (1 of 1)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, Hong Kong

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
See IUCN account.
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 is found in Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, including Hong Kong. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded from just above sea level to 1,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits small, hill streams in forests or shrublands. It sometimes also occurs in seepages, stream-fed marshes, and forests. It breeds in streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.


It is a very common species, although it is believed to be in decline.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is over-collecting for human consumption, and habitat destruction and degradation.

Conservation Actions

It is present in several protected areas in the region.


Michael Wai Neng Lau, Geng Baorong 2004. Quasipaa exilispinosa. In: IUCN 2014


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