Physalaemus maculiventris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Physalaemus maculiventris (Lutz, 1925)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Magno Vicente Segalla, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto
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 degree of habitat modification, 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 is known primarily from the Serra do Mar in southern Brazil, ranging from Santa Teresa in the State of Espirito Santo, south to Sao Bento do Sul in the State of Santa Catarina. It is typically found at around 800m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in primary and secondary forest, and on the forest edge, but not in more open areas. It is terrestrial, and is usually found near temporary ponds or in the water. It breeds in temporary ponds, building a foam nest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, tourism and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Magno Vicente Segalla, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto. 2004. Physalaemus maculiventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57263A11596049. . Downloaded on 19 November 2017.
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