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Frostius pernambucensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Frostius pernambucensis (Bokermann, 1962)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the States of Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and northeastern Bahia, in coastal northeastern Brazil. It occurs patchily within its range, not in all areas of apparently suitable habitat. It occurs up to 800 masl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Brazil (Paraíba)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):800
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Population [top]

Population:It occurs patchily, but is common where it occurs.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads, and in forest-floor leaf-litter inside primary and secondary forest. It is dependent upon bromeliads in which lays its eggs. The larvae develop in bromeliads. It does not survive in heavily degraded habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, and collection of bromeliads, wood plantations and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo. 2008. Frostius pernambucensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T54812A11206526. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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