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Sibon longifrenis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA DIPSADIDAE

Scientific Name: Sibon longifrenis
Species Authority: (Stejneger, 1909)
Common Name(s):
English Stejneger's Snail Sucker
Synonym(s):
Mesopeltis longifrenis Stejneger, 1909

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2012-05-08
Assessor(s): Batista, A., García Rodríguez, A., Saborío, G., Vargas Álvarez, J. & Acosta Chaves, V.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hammerson, G.A.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because of the wide range and because the species is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in the lowlands of the Atlantic versant from northeastern Honduras to Costa Rica and adjacent western Panama (Savage 2002). It has an elevation range from sea level to 900 meters (Wilson et al. 2010).
Countries:
Native:
Costa Rica; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: This species appears to be relatively uncommon. It is represented by a small number of collection sites.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This snake inhabits the relatively undisturbed humid lowland and premontane forests. It may mimic Bothriechis schegelii because of its coloration likeness (Savage 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized or traded to any significant degree.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Currently, this species is of relatively low conservation concern and does not require significant additional protection or major management, monitoring, or research action.

Citation: Batista, A., García Rodríguez, A., Saborío, G., Vargas Álvarez, J. & Acosta Chaves, V. 2014. Sibon longifrenis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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