Adelophryne maranguapensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Adelophryne maranguapensis
Species Authority: Hoogmoed, Borges & Cascon, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Débora Silvano, Diva Borges-Najosa
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Serra de Maranguape.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Serra de Maranguape, in the State of Ceará, north-eastern Brazil, at 800-900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant in certain parts of its small range and is regularly recorded.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a diurnal species that lives in the leaf-litter of primary and secondary forest, and has also been found in bamboo and banana plantations, as well as forest fragments (but not open habitats). It is a direct developer, and the eggs are probably laid on the ground.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The Serra de Maranguape is being very heavily deforested, due to logging, agriculture, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not found in any protected areas, and the formal protection of remaining forest and forest fragments in the Serra de Maranguape is urgently needed.

Citation: Débora Silvano, Diva Borges-Najosa. 2004. Adelophryne maranguapensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56302A11452757. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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