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Physalaemus barrioi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA LEPTODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Physalaemus barrioi
Species Authority: Bokermann, 1967
Common Name(s):
English Bocaina Dwarf Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Vanessa Verdade
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Serra da Bocaina, at 1,200m asl in the state of Sao Paulo, south-eastern Brazil, although it might occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species; there have been no recent observations, but this might be due to a lack of surveys.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial forest species, living near temporary ponds in which it presumably breeds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is likely to be affected by clear-cutting. The lack of records in recent years is reminiscent of the decline of other high-altitude, water-breeding frogs in the wet tropics, and chytridiomycosis cannot be ruled out.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It presumably occurs in Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina.

Citation: Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Vanessa Verdade 2004. Physalaemus barrioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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