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Mannophryne venezuelensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Mannophryne venezuelensis
Species Authority: Manzanilla, Jowers, La Marca and García-Paris, 2007
Taxonomic Notes: Mannophryne venezuelensis can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters and differences in advertisement call traits and mitochondrial DNA sequences (Manzanilla et al., 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 Near Threatened since although the species is common within its restricted range, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Mannophryne venezuelensis is found on the slopes of the Península de Paria, Municipality of Arismendi, state of Sucre, Venezuela, from near sea level to about 600 masl (Manzanilla et al., 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (Venezuela (mainland))
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):10
Upper elevation limit (metres):600
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Population [top]

Population:No population status information is available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is found in and around mountain streams, some individuals have been found in a stream that runs through a cocoa field (Manzanilla et al., 2007).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats to this species include traditional shifting agriculture and use of agrochemicals in upstream coffee and cocoa plantations (Manzanilla et al., 2007).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is known to occur in a protected area, Peninsula de Paria, National Park. However, shifting agriculture is a common practice in the region, including within the realm of the national park (Manzanilla et al., 2007).

Citation: Ariadne Angulo. 2008. Mannophryne venezuelensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136174A4255031. . Downloaded on 01 October 2016.
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