Telmatobius schreiteri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Telmatobius schreiteri
Species Authority: Vellard, 1946

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Esteban Lavilla
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered, in view of its area of occupancy of less than 500 km2, with all individuals in fewer than five locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in La Rioja Province, Argentina.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two localities within the Famatina range of mountains, Aimogasta (type locality 28° 33'S; 66° 49'W) and a gorge near to Anjullon (28° 44'S; 66° 56'W), in La Rioja Province, western Argentina. It has been recorded from elevations between 1,800 and 2,050m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is wholly aquatic, breeding in high mountain streams surrounded by dry bush land, and is not present in modified habitats.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats include the introduction of predatory fishes (trout); stream pollution through livestock and mining activities; collection of streamside vegetation (with resulting increased runoff); and destruction of high mountain bogs and other watersheds. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not present in any protected areas, and protection of suitable habitat is clearly required. There is also a need for continued population monitoring, particularly given the threat of chytrid.

Citation: Esteban Lavilla 2004. Telmatobius schreiteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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