Melanophryniscus alipioi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Melanophryniscus alipioi Langone, Segalla, Bornschein & de Sá, 2008

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2009-06-04
Assessor(s): Langone, J. & Angulo, A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N. & Hoffmann, M.

Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is only known from Serra do Capivarí in the northeastern state of Paraná, Brazil, at elevations above 1,400 m asl. It is likely to be endemic to the Serra do Capivarí (Langone et al. 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Paraná)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1400
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Population [top]


It is possibly commonly encountered during the breeding season (J. Langone pers. comm. June 2009).

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The area where this species occurs is included within the “campos de altitude” in the Atlantic Forest. Individuals can be found during daytime, on the ground or most often inside terrestrial bromeliads. This species deposits its egg clusters in the axils of bromeliads (Langone et al. 2008). It is considered to be a habitat specialist (J. Langone pers. comm. June 2009).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The montane area where the species occurs undergoes periodical burnings due to unregulated fire use by the local residents (see Langone et al. 2008); these fires may be for agricultural purposes (J. Langone pers. comm. June 2009).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are currently known for this species. It is important to implement a public awareness programme to avoid the indiscriminate use of fire in the region (J. Langone pers. comm. June 2009).

Citation: Langone, J. & Angulo, A. 2009. Melanophryniscus alipioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158544A5210844. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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