Phasmahyla exilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Phyllomedusidae

Scientific Name: Phasmahyla exilis (Cruz, 1980)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bruno Pimenta, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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.
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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).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 2004: e.T55815A11369613. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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