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Megaelosia apuana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLODIDAE

Scientific Name: Megaelosia apuana
Species Authority: Pombal, Prado and Canedo, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jose Pombal
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This recently described species is currently known only from the type locality and the vicinity of the fountainhead of the Rio Jucu, next to Parque Estadual de Pedra Azul, in the municipality of Domingos Martins, in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. It has been observed at 1,200-1,500m asl. This species might occur a little more widely, but it might also be restricted to a single river drainage.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It is presumed to have a low population density, as with other members of this genus.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with clean, cold upland streams with some lentic water pools in the Atlantic rainforest, and it is assumed that it does not tolerate habitat modification. Larvae have been observed in the pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, though it is likely to be adversely affected by forest loss due to smallholder agriculture, logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Larvae of this species have been observed in Parque Estadual da Pedra Azul.

Citation: Jose Pombal 2004. Megaelosia apuana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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