Tachycnemis seychellensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Tachycnemis seychellensis
Species Authority: (Duméril & Bibron, 1841)
Common Name(s):
English Seychelles Treefrog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-02
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Gerlach, J. & Nussbaum, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Area of Occupancy is not much greater than 20 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.
2004 Least Concern
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on four islands in the Seychelles: Mahé, Silhouette, Praslin, and La Digue. It occurs up to 500 m asl. Its Area of Occupancy is not much greater than 20 km2.
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Population [top]

Population: It is common at many sites, including breeding sites. It was recently found at La Passe on Silhouette. This is the first record from Silhouette for nearly 20 years, and is a new site for the species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in disturbed and undisturbed forest, plantations (such as such as "Mare aux Cochons" sites on Mahé on Silhouette), and in highly modified habitats on the coastal plateaux (for example on La Digue). It seems to do particularly well in old plantations. It breeds in marshes, pools, and perhaps in slow and fast moving streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not affected by deforestation, and is adaptable and unlikely to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Morne Seychellois National Park, Praslin National Park, and in the site of a conservation project on Silhouette.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Tachycnemis seychellensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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