Cavia fulgida 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Caviidae

Scientific Name: Cavia fulgida Wagler, 1831
Common Name(s):
English Shiny Guinea Pig

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-19
Assessor(s): Amori, G.
Reviewer(s): Cassola, F.
Contributor(s): Koprowski, J. & Roth, L.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the coastal areas of southeastern Brazil from Minas Gerais to Santa Catarina (Lacher 2016).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:This species is widely distributed and occurs in protected areas (Lacher 2016).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Little is known about this species, but it has been found in flooded Marshland in central Brazil, and there is some evidence that it prefers semi-mountainous areas near coasts (Lacher 2016).
Generation Length (years):2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. It is sometimes hunted for food, although this is not a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are some national and state reserves within its range, but there are no known records within these areas. More research is needed on taxonomy for this species.

Citation: Amori, G. 2016. Cavia fulgida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T4065A22188918. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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