Melanophryniscus klappenbachi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Melanophryniscus klappenbachi Prigioni and Langone, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lucy Aquino, Axel Kwet, Diego Baldo, Jorge Céspedez
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, 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 only from the Chaco of Argentina (Corrientes [one uncertain record], Chaco, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, and Formosa provinces) and Paraguay. It occurs at 50-100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in shrubland habitats, lays eggs in temporary pools and is an explosive breeder. It can also be found in disturbed areas such as livestock farms.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species. It is found in the international pet trade but this is not currently believed to be a threat to the species overall.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas in both Paraguay and Argentina. More research into the species' distribution and the effects of the pet trade is needed.

Citation: Lucy Aquino, Axel Kwet, Diego Baldo, Jorge Céspedez. 2004. Melanophryniscus klappenbachi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54822A11209703. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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