Physalaemus soaresi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Physalaemus soaresi Izecksohn, 1965

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 500km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Horto Florestal de Santa Cruz, ItaguaĆ­ Municipality, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, south-eastern Brazil. The only known site is very close to sea level.
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Population [top]

Population:It has a very small, but stable, population.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It was probably originally a primary forest species, but now lives only in secondary forest, since this is all that remains within its range. It is usually found near ponds in forest. The eggs are laid in a foam nest on the surface of temporary pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are habitat loss due to conversion of habitat to eucalyptus plantations, and human disturbance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Florestal Nacional Mario Xavier protected area, but this is poorly protected and in need of improved management.

Citation: Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva. 2004. Physalaemus soaresi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57278A11597601. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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