Elachistocleis surumu 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Elachistocleis surumu Caramaschi, 2010
Elachistocleis ovalis (Schneider, 1799) [nomen dubium]
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes:

Caramaschi (2010) considered Elachistocleis ovalis a nomen dubium associated to a species inquirenda (a species of doubtful identity requiring further investigation); biological populations in Brazil formerly associated to this name were reassigned to other species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-09-24
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group,
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A.
Contributor(s): Jarvis, L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Jarvis, L.

Listed as Data Deficient given that it has recently been described and there is little information on its extent of occurrence, population status, habitat requirements and threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Known from two localities within the Municipality of Pacaraima, Roraima, Brazil (Caramaschi 2010). This species has been found from the lowlands to 121 m altitude at Vila Surumu, Municipality of Pacaraima, Roraima, Brazil (Caramaschi 2010).

Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Roraima)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:2
Lower elevation limit (metres):50
Upper elevation limit (metres):121
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Population [top]


There is no population status information currently available for this species.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It inhabits lowland rainforests. Based on information from congeners it is presumed to be a fossorial species that can be found within leaf litter, breeds in ponds and has aquatic larvae (Toledo et al. 2011).

Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There is no information on major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation actions are currently known for this species. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group,. 2013. Elachistocleis surumu. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T18435501A19809169. . Downloaded on 25 September 2017.
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