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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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Flora Junca, Bruno Pimenta
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 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.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
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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