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Ceratophrys joazeirensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Ceratophrys joazeirensis
Species Authority: Mercadal, 1986
Common Name(s):
English Caatinga Horned Frog
Taxonomic Notes: This species is an octoploid species most closely related to Ceratophrys ornata according to Mercedal (1986), but it is genetically distinct.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Gabriel Skuk, Flora Junca
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two localities in north-eastern Brazil: Joazeiro, in the northern part of the state of Bahia; and Cabaceiras, in the state of Paraiba. It presumably occurs more widely, including in the intervening area between these two localities. All records have been from about 200m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on this species' population status, since it is known from only a few specimens. Since it cannot be easily distinguished morphologically, it is probably under-recorded.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of dry Caatinga savannah, which presumably breeds in temporary ponds by larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is only distinguished genetically, but might be in trade like other Ceratophrys species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is very little information on threats to this species, but it is possibly affected by agricultural expansion, and especially by over-grazing by livestock. It is possibly also present in the national and international pet trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Gabriel Skuk, Flora Junca 2004. Ceratophrys joazeirensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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