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Oreolalax liangbeiensis (Liangbei toothed toad)

Wikipedia Abstract

Oreolalax liangbeiensis (Liangbei toothed toad) is a species of amphibian in the Megophryidae family endemic to China: it is only known from the vicinity of its type locality, Puxiong in the Yuexi County, Sichuan. Its natural habitats are subtropical moist montane forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.Male Oreolalax liangbeiensis grow to about 52 mm (2.0 in) in snout-vent length and females to about 60 mm (2.4 in). Tadpoles are 61 mm (2.4 in) in length.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Oreolalax liangbeiensis

EDGE Analysis

The Liangbei toothed toad gets its name from the fact that it has a well-developed set of teeth in its upper jaw. It is a moderately sized species and, since its discovery in 1979, it has only been found to breed in a single stream. It spawns in very slow-flowing water, where the eggs are deposited in clumps (protected from light) under rocks, and hatch into tadpoles that hide between these rocks until metamorphosis. Habitat loss and degradation, due to logging (and an associated reduction in rainfall) and hill fires, represents the major threat to this species. The total population number is thought to be less than 100 individuals.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 17.57
EDGE Score: 5.69
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Litter Size [1]  255
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.4 inches (6 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Qionglai-Minshan conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Meigudafengding Nature Reserve 39413 China  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Puxiong in Yuexi county China

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar Yes

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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