Melanophryniscus fulvoguttatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Melanophryniscus fulvoguttatus (Mertens, 1937)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was elevated to species status by Cruz and Caramaschi (2003). It was previously considered to be a subspecies of Melanophryniscus stelzneri.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Diego Baldo, Jose Langone
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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 Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil, eastern Paraguay, and one locality in Formosa Province, Argentina, at approximately 90-150m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population:It is abundant where it occurs.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in seasonally inundated grasslands where it also reproduces. It usually occurs underground when breeding areas dry up. Its tolerance to habitat disturbance is unknown.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by the pet trade and habitat destruction to expand soy plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several private reserves in Paraguay; it is not protected elsewhere.

Citation: Diego Baldo, Jose Langone. 2004. Melanophryniscus fulvoguttatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54821A11209419. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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