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Phasmahyla exilis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Phasmahyla exilis
Species Authority: (Cruz, 1980)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Bruno Pimenta, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, 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: This species is known only from three localities in eastern and southeastern Brazil: Santa Teresa (type locality) and Cariacica in the State of Espírito Santo; and Jussari in the State of Bahia. It presumably occurs between these areas, and can be expected to occur at least a little more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common where it occurs. At the type locality it appears to have experienced a significant decline (Eterovick, et al., 2005).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a forest species that cannot tolerate serious deforestation. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging streams, and when hatched they fall in to the stream below where they develop further.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, and logging and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from two protected areas: Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Serra do Teimoso (Bahia); and Reserva Biólogica duas Bocas. Population monitoring is needed to determine wheter or not the species is in decline.

Citation: Bruno Pimenta, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Phasmahyla exilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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