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Centrolene azulae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CENTROLENIDAE

Scientific Name: Centrolene azulae
Species Authority: (Flores and McDiarmid, 1989)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Daniel Neira, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered, because its Extent of Occurrence is believed to total less than 5,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is presumed to be less than 500 km2, it is known from fewer than five locations, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Fundo Nuevo Mundo (at 1,500m asl), a cloud forest of the Cordillera Azul in Huanuco Department, central Peru. It probably occurs a little more widely than is currently known, but it is believed to have a restricted range.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare and poorly known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with stream habitats in montane tropical forest, where the trees are generally widely spaced and separated by 2-3m tall shrubland. Within this there are also wet depressions and small ravines, with slightly taller (4-9m) elfin forest. Eggs are deposited on leaves above streams, and larvae develop in the streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat to this species is habitat loss due to agricultural expansion from smallholder farming and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It may occur in Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul. Further research into the distribution range and population status of this little-known species is needed, while the potential impacts of climate change and possible infection with the chytrid fungus require investigation.

Citation: Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Daniel Neira, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Centrolene azulae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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