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Oreolalax liangbeiensis (Liangbei toothed toad)
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.
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)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0)
Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 17.57
EDGE Score: 5.69
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/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