Brachycephalus didactylus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Brachycephalidae

Scientific Name: Brachycephalus didactylus (Izecksohn, 1971)
Common Name(s):
English Flea-frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ana Maria Telles, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from forests in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a difficult species to find because it is so small but it is thought to be relatively common.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on the forest leaf-litter in primary and secondary forest, where it also lays its eggs. It breeds by direct development. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats, and has only been observed in good quality secondary forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat loss due to agriculture and infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed. Conservation and maintenance of its habitat is also required. Its range includes several protected areas.

Citation: Ana Maria Telles, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva. 2004. Brachycephalus didactylus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54452A11148997. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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