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Frostius erythrophthalmus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Frostius erythrophthalmus
Species Authority: Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007
Taxonomic Notes: Frostius erythrophthalmus can be distinguished from Frostius pernambucensis by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Frostius erythrophthalmus is known from four localities in the Atlantic Rain Forest Domain in southern Bahia, Brazil, at altitudes between 140 and 920 masl (Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil (Bahia)
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Population [top]

Population: No population status is currently available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Frostius erythrophthalmus inhabits primary or slightly disturbed fragments of the hygrophilous forests of southern Bahia. Fragments at the type locality, in the contiguous forests of PE Serra do Conduru, and in the EEE Nova Esperança are well preserved patches of ombrophilous forests. Individuals have been found during the night in leaf litter, sitting on the leaves of bushes or bromeliads, 0.1 to 0.7 m above ground, or climbing tree trunks. All specimens were found away from water bodies, suggesting an association with bromeliads (Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is known to occur in Parque Estadual (PE) Serra do Conduru (Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007).

Citation: Ariadne Angulo 2008. Frostius erythrophthalmus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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