DR. SUNG, Yik Hei (宋亦希)


Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons.) (HKU)


  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation Biology
  • Herpetology

  • Environmental and Conservation Fund, Hong Kong Government, “Impacts of Alien Herpetofauna on the Local Ecosystem in Hong Kong”, HKD$367,480. Yik-Hei Sung; 2016-2017.
  • Ocean Park Conservation Fund, “Conservation of Endangered Freshwater Turtles in Hong Kong”, HKD$311,370. Yik-Hei Sung, Nancy Karraker; 2015-2017.

  • Member, IUCN Species Survival Commission Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles Specialist Group
  • Associate Editor, Journal Herpetological Conservation and Biology


  1. Sung, Y.H., Tse, I.W.L. & Yu, Y.T.* accepted. Population trends of the black-faced spoonbill Platalea minor: analysis of data from international synchronized censuses. Bird Conservation International.
  2. Sung, Y.H.*, Hau, B.C.H. & Karraker, N.E. 2016. Diet of the endangered big-headed turtle Platysternon megacephalum. PeerJ 4:e2784.
  3. Sung, Y.H., Hu, P., Wang, J., Liu, H.J. & Wang, Y.Y.* 2016. A new species of Amolops (Anura: Ranidae) from southern China. Zootaxa. 4170:525-538.
  4. Lee, W.H., Lau, M.W.N., Lau, A., Rao, D.Q. & Sung, Y.H.* 2016. Introduction of Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Amphibia, Anura, Eleutherodactylidae) to Hong Kong. Acta Herpetologica. 11:85-89.
  5. Wan, J.P.H., Chan, B.P.L., Liao, C., Mi, H., Lau, M., Li, F., Wang, H. & Sung, Y.H.* 2015. Conservation status of freshwater turtles in Hainan Island, China: interviews and field surveys at Yinggeling Nature Reserve. 14:100-103.
  6. Sung, Y.H.*, Hau, B.C.H., & Karraker, N.E. 2015. Spatial ecology of endangered big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum): implications of its vulnerability to illegal trapping. Journal of Wildlife Management. 79:537-543.
  7. Sung, Y.H.*, Hau, B.C.H & Karraker, N.E. 2015. Growth rate and an evaluation of age estimation for the endangered Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) in China. Journal of Herpetology. 49:99-103.
  8. Sung, Y.H.*, Hau, B.C.H., & Karraker, N.E. 2014. Reproduction of endangered Big-headed Turtle, Platysternon megacephalum (Reptilia: Testudines: Platysternidae). Acta Herpetologica. 9:243-247.
  9. Sung, Y.H., Yang, J.H. & Wang, Y.Y.* 2014. A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from southern China. Asian Herpetological Research. 5:80-90.
  10. Liao, C.L., Chan, B.P.L. & Sung, Y.H.* & Wang H.S. 2014. Altitudinal range and reproduction of the Hainan endemic treefrog, Rhacophorus yinggelingensis Chou, Lau & Chan, 2007. Herpetozoa. 27:91-94.
  11. Nakano, T.* & Sung, Y.H. 2014. A new host record for Tritetrabdella taiwana (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Haemadipsidae) from the Asian painted frog Kaloula pulchra (Anura: Microhylidae) in Hong Kong, China, with a taxonomic note on T. taiwana. Comparative Parasitology. 81:125-129.
  12. Yang, J.H.* & Sung, Y.H. 2014. Hylarana guentheri. Diet. Herpetological Review. 44:65.
  13. Sung, Y.H.*, Karraker, N.E. & Hau, B.C.H. 2013. Demographic evidence of illegal harvesting of an endangered Asian turtle. Conservation Biology. 27:1421-1428.
  14. Yang, J.H.*, Sung, Y.H. & Chan, B.P.L. 2013. A new species of the genus Opisthotropis Günther, 1872 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Guangdong Province, China. Zootaxa. 3646:289-296.
  15. Wang, Y.Y.*, Zhang, T.D., Zhao, J., Sung, Y.H., Yang, J.H., Pang, H. & Zhang, Z. 2012. Description of a new species of the genus Xenophrys Günther, 1864 (Amphibia: Anura: Megophryidae) from Mount Jinggang, China, based on molecular and morphological data. Zootaxa. 3546:53-67.
  16. Bursey, C.R., Sung, Y.H. & Goldberg, S.R.* 2012. New species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) in Platysternon megacephalum (Testudines: Platysternidae) from China. Journal of Parasitology. 98:569-571.
  17. Sung, Y.H.*, Karraker, N.E. & Hau, B.C.H. 2012. Terrestrial herpetofaunal assemblages in secondary forests and exotic Lophostemon confertus plantations in South China. Forest Ecology and Management. 270:71-77.
  18. Sung, Y.H.*, Karraker, N.E. & Hau, B.C.H. 2011. Evaluation of the effectiveness of three survey methods for sampling terrestrial herpetofauna in South China. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 6:479-489.
  19. Sung, Y.H.* & Wan, J.P.H. 2011. Opisthotropis kuatunensis. Diet. Herpetological Review 42:298
  20. Sung, Y.H., Bursey, C.R. & Goldberg, S.R.* 2010. Opisthotropis kuatunensis. Endoparasites. Herpetological Review 41: 502.


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