Megaelosia massarti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylodidae

Scientific Name: Megaelosia massarti
Species Authority: (De Witte, 1930)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Megaelosia goeldii by Giaretta, Bokermann and Haddad (1993), where it had been placed by Lutz (1930).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ana Maria Telles, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the region of the type locality (Alto da Serra), and Boraceia, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and probably occurs at least a little more widely. It has been recorded between 700-900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):700
Upper elevation limit (metres):900
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Population [top]

Population:The population status is unknown, it is only known from a few specimens.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs along small to medium-sized mountain streams in the forest. Adults and juveniles are diurnal and have been observed on large rocks, or in the water. Larvae have been observed in slow water in the deepest parts of a mountain stream.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are unknown, but the species' habitat is secured within a very good protected area.

This species has recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection (Toledo et al., 2006b).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with the Estação Biológica de Boracéia.

Citation: Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ana Maria Telles, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva. 2010. Megaelosia massarti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57184A11582826. . Downloaded on 28 October 2016.
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