Physalaemus ephippifer 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Physalaemus ephippifer (Steindachner, 1864)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Robert Reynolds, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Abraham Mijares, Ross MacCulloch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs widely in eastern Venezuela, southern Guyana, Suriname, and central and eastern Brazilian Amazonia. Its altitudinal range is 0-350m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Increasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a very adaptable species, living on the forest edge, in clearings, and in a variety of anthropogenic habitats. Habitat disturbance enables the species to expand its range. Breeding takes place in temporary pools during the late wet season (March to April). The eggs are laid in foam nest next to pools, and the tadpoles develop in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats to this very adaptable species

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas. Taxonomic research is needed.

Citation: Robert Reynolds, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Abraham Mijares, Ross MacCulloch. 2004. Physalaemus ephippifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57252A11609456. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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