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Rhinella castaneotica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhinella castaneotica
Species Authority: (Caldwell, 1991)
Synonym(s):
Bufo castaneoticus Caldwell, 1991
Rhinella castaneoticus Caldwell, 1991
Taxonomic Notes: This species is probably a complex of more than one species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Jose Vicente Rueda, Steffen Reichle
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, 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 occurs in Amazonas, Colombia; eastern Peru; the states of Pará, Amazonas, and Rondonia, Brazil; and the Departamento Pando, Amazonian Bolivia.
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant in Brazil, and locally common in Bolivia and Colombia.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives on the old growth humid forest floor and uses the water retained inside the "ouriço" of Brazil nuts to breed. It also uses small temporary pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Jose Vicente Rueda, Steffen Reichle 2004. Rhinella castaneotica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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