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Telmatobius necopinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA TELMATOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Telmatobius necopinus
Species Authority: Wiens, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A3e ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because of a population decline, projected to be more than 50% over the next 10 years, inferred from the potential impact of chytridiomycosis on populations of this species

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality on the eastern-most ridge of the Cordillera Central, Amazonas Department, in the northern Peruvian Andes at an altitude of approximately 2,050m asl. It is likely to occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: Nothing is known of the species' current population status.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a riparian, semi-aquatic, stream-breeding frog, and may be found under rocks in cloud forest streams. It has been observed in muddy roadside ditches at night.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are not known. Populations of other species in the genus living at high elevations are very susceptible to infection with chytridiomycosis. The pathogen has yet to be reported from Telmatobius necopinus, but congeners in Ecuador have disappeared, and so this species would appear to be seriously at risk.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Survey work is needed to establish the population status of this species, and it requires careful population monitoring, particularly given the risk of chytridiomycosis. It is not known to be present in any protected areas.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr 2004. Telmatobius necopinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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