Telmatobius huayra 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Telmatobiidae

Scientific Name: Telmatobius huayra Lavilla & Ergueta, 1995
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in its Area of Occupancy and in the number of sub-populations in the Bolivian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the southern Andean highlands of Bolivia, in Sud Lípez, in the southern part of the department of Potosí, at around 4,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population:It is locally common. Although its populations appear to be relatively stable, there is some evidence of a decline.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an aquatic species that lives in very scattered populations in small streams, rivers and peat bogs, in a cold desert landscape. Some populations live in thermal springs. It presumably breeds by larval development in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The causes of the observed declines are not known, but given the high elevation at which the species occurs, climate change could be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the National Reserve of Andine Fauna Eduardo Avaroa. Further research is needed to investigate the reasons for the declines observed in this species.

Citation: Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler. 2004. Telmatobius huayra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57342A11624346. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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