Anomaloglossus kaiei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Anomaloglossus kaiei (Kok, Sambhu, Roopsind, Lenglet & Bourne, 2006)
Colostethus kaiei Kok, Sambhu, Roopsind, Lenglet & Bourne, 2006
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Anomaloglossus kaiei can be differentiated from other similar species by a combination of morphological features, tadpole morphology, advertisement call and ecological traits (Kok et al., 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Philippe Kok
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Anomaloglossus kaiei is known from Kaieteur National Park and the Pakaraima Mountains, Guyana, where it is known to occur in primary and disturbed forest (Kok et al., 2006). The species can also be found along the Guyana-Brazil border and is also possibly present in Brazil. It occurs between 150-900 m elevation (P. Kok, pers. comm. 2008).
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Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):150
Upper elevation limit (metres):900
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Population [top]

Population:The species is considered to be locally abundant (Kok et al., 2006).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species has been found mainly in primary and disturbed forest, with one individual found at the edge of the savannah. Anomaloglossus kaiei is a terrestrial, diurnal species, which is not closely associated with bodies of water. Males call from their territories, and females exhibit parental care (Kok et al., 2006).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Mining activities within the boundaries of Kaieteur National Park constitute a threat to the Park's forest ecosystem (Kok et al., 2006).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs within Kaieteur National Park.

Citation: Philippe Kok. 2008. Anomaloglossus kaiei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135874A4214297. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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