Metaphryniscus sosai


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Metaphryniscus sosai
Species Authority: Señaris, Ayarzaguena and Gorzula, 1994
Common Name(s):
Spanish Sapito Rugoso Del Marahuaka
Metaphryniscus sosae Señaris, Ayarzaguena and Gorzula, 1994
Metaphryniscus sosae Señaris, Ayarzaguena & Gorzula, 1994
Metaphryniscus sosai Senaris, Ayarzaguena and Gorzula, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, on top of Cerro Marahuaca, in Amazonas state (03° 40'N; 65° 27'W), at 2,600m asl, in Venezuela.
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is not known.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits high montane tepui habitat. It breeds by direct development, perhaps with internal fertilization.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no current major threats, but its restricted range makes it susceptible to threatening processes such as wildfire.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is a population within Parque Nacional Duida-Marahuaca. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species, particularly since it is restricted to a single location.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Metaphryniscus sosai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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