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Philoria richmondensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA LIMNODYNASTIDAE

Scientific Name: Philoria richmondensis
Species Authority: Knowles, Mahony, Armstrong and Donnelan, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jean-Marc Hero, Harry Hines, David Newell
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in New South Wales, Australia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from three localities within one continuous forest block in the Richmond Range and Yabbra Range in north-eastern New South Wales. It may possibly also occur at three additional locations, but these require confirmation and hence are not mapped here. It occurs at elevations above 600m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: There are no documented declines in this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits montane moist forest and subtropical rainforest where there are seepage areas beside seasonal or permanent streams and other water saturated sites. They lay eggs in a foam nest hidden from light and the larvae develop entirely on the yolk.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In some areas there has been considerable clearing of the habitat, but the majority of the habitat is now protected. However, it may still be susceptible to upstream disturbances that affect hydrological regimes or water quality. Direct damage to breeding habitat by domestic stock has been observed at one site.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Most of its habitat occurs within national parks (such as Richmond Range National Park and Yabbra National Park).

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Harry Hines, David Newell 2004. Philoria richmondensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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