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Cycloramphus brasiliensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CYCLORAMPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Cycloramphus brasiliensis
Species Authority: (Steindachner, 1864)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ronald Heyer
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Serra dos Órgãos and Serra da Mantiqueira, in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, from 800-1,200m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This is not a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on rock wall seeps and in forest streams in primary and good quality secondary forest. Larvae have been observed on rocks that are covered with a film of running water, either on exposed rocks in or next to streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to infrastructure development for human settlement is a major threat, and this is taking place in some protected areas, even though this is illegal.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas, but there remains a need for improved conservation and maintenance of existing habitat.
Citation: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ronald Heyer 2004. Cycloramphus brasiliensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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