Nectophrynoides laevis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Nectophrynoides laevis Menegon, Salvidio & Loader, 2004
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-09-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Garcia Moreno, J. & Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Menegon, M. & Loader, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Uluguru South Forest Reserve, in the Uluguru Mountains in eastern Tanzania. The altitude of this locality is not known, but it is likely to be greater than 2,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on its population status as it is known only from a single specimen collected in April 2002.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no information on the habitat and ecology of this species. It could be a species of montane forest, or montane grassland, or possibly high-altitude swamps. The details of its breeding biology are unknown, but it is assumed to be ovoviviparous, like other member of its genus, with internal fertilisation before giving birth to tiny toadlets.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant
Congregatory:Congregatory (and dispersive)

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats that this species might face are unknown, although much of Uluguru South Forest Reserve is very remote and faces few threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Uluguru South Forest Reserve is the only protected area that this species is known from so far, but this area is not generally managed for biodiversity conservation. Targeted searches are required to determine the distribution of this species. Further research is also needed into the population status, ecology, threats, and use and trade of this species. It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Nectophrynoides laevis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T54840A16949825. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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