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Mannophryne lamarcai

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA AROMOBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Mannophryne lamarcai
Species Authority: Mijares-Urrutia, 1999
Taxonomic Notes: This frog was tentativelly assigned to Mannophryne herminae, but its taxonomic status needs further research (La Marca 1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Abraham Mijares, Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to the Cerro Socopó in the municipality of Mauroa, in the state of Falcón, Venezuela, at 600-1,250m asl. It might occur more widely than is currently known.
Countries:
Native:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species that is probably declining rapidly because of habitat loss. It was last collected in 2004.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a diurnal species that has been found living among grasses in a small marsh along an unpaved road, and in calm parts of a small stream. Males have been observed calling from river margins. The larvae are presumably carried on the backs of the males to streams where they develop further, as with other members of the genus.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The area around the site of its description was formerly cloud forest, but the forest was cleared to establish pasturelands for cattle farming. Climate change, acid rain, and pollution are also threats. It is potentially at risk from chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and its remaining habitat is in urgent need of protection. This species requires close monitoring, particularly given the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.

Citation: Abraham Mijares, Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Mannophryne lamarcai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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