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Insuetophrynus acarpicus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CYCLORAMPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Insuetophrynus acarpicus
Species Authority: Barrio, 1970

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-17
Assessor(s): Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Jose Núñez, Ramón Formas
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Valdivia Province, Chile.
History:
2004 Critically Endangered
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from around the type locality, Mehuin, Valdivia Province, Chile. It has not been found elsewhere, despite survey work. Its altitudinal range is from 50-200m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Chile
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common, and was last recorded in 2003.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in small streams and under stones in temperate forest. At night, it feeds on the margins of streams. Breeding takes place in streams, and the species is characterized by free-swimming tadpoles.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by habitat destruction resulting from clear cutting and afforestation with pine plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected area, and there remains a need for much improved protection and maintenance of the Valdivian temperate forests in its range. The status of this species should be closely monitored.

Citation: Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Jose Núñez, Ramón Formas 2010. Insuetophrynus acarpicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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