Hyloscirtus alytolylax 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Hyloscirtus alytolylax (Duellman, 1972)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Area of Occupancy is probably not much greater than 2,000 km2, and its clear stream habitat is in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs on the Pacific slopes of the Andes in southern Colombia (in Nariño and Cauca Departments) and widely in western Ecuador, from 500-2,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population:It is locally very common in suitable habitats.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives on vegetation inside lowland and montane forests, usually very close to streams. Specimens have been found calling from vegetation over, and boulders in, cascading mountain streams. It can survive in secondary forest if vegetation persists around streams. The eggs are deposited among rocks at the water's edge, and the larvae develop in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to agricultural development (including cultivation of illegal crops), logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. It is probably also affected by the introduction of exotic fish species, pollution from agriculture, and droughts.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with the Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas and the Reserva Ecológica Manglares Churute. In Colombia it has been recorded from Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer. 2004. Hyloscirtus alytolylax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55386A11289649. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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