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Physalaemus olfersii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA LEPTODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Physalaemus olfersii
Species Authority: (Lichtenstein and Martens, 1856)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-13
Assessor(s): Magno Vicente Segalla, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs widely in southern and southeastern Brazil from the State of Santa Catarina north to the southern part of the state Espírito Santo and the southeastern part of the State of Minas Gerais. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil (Espírito Santo, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, São Paulo)
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in primary and secondary forest, living in the leaf-litter, on the ground or in low vegetation, including grass near marshy ponds at the edge of the forest. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Magno Vicente Segalla, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2010. Physalaemus olfersii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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