Sphaenorhynchus palustris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Sphaenorhynchus palustris Bokermann, 1966
Taxonomic Notes: This species is similar to Sphaenorhynchus lacteus according to the original description.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Flora Junca, Bruno Pimenta
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, 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 from eastern Brazil occurs in the States of EspĂ­rito Santo and Bahia, north to Praia do Forte. It is found close to sea level.
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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:It is a very aquatic species, almost always found in small temporary and permanent pools or ponds at the borders of forests. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Flora Junca, Bruno Pimenta. 2004. Sphaenorhynchus palustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56017A11409689. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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