Hyloxalus littoralis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus littoralis (Péfaur, 1984)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Ranita Silbadora
Colostethus littoralis Péfaur, 1984
Taxonomic Notes: The species was described from an introduced population in the vicinity of Lima (Morales 1998). The species is naturally distributed in Departamentos Huanuco and Ancash (Morales 1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal
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:The original population from which this species was described has been introduced to Lima. Natural populations are present in Pacific inter-Andean valleys of Departamentos Ancash and Huanuco. Altitudinal range of natural populations is 665-2,180m. It almost certainly occurs more widely.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Present in arid areas including coastal 'desert' and dry shrublands. Generally occurs close to streams with dense vegetation; breeding takes place in quiet waters close to streams. The species is not greatly sensitive to habitat change.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this adaptable species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, and there are no conservation measures required for this species.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal. 2004. Hyloxalus littoralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55105A11250409. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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