Chiasmocleis alagoanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chiasmocleis alagoanus
Species Authority: Cruz, Caramaschi and Freire, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Eliza Maria Xavier Freire, Débora Silvano
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in remnants of the Atlantic rainforest in the state of Alagoas at Maceio and Rio Largo, in north-eastern Brazil. All records are from near sea level.
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Population [top]

Population: It is hard to find, and its population status is unknown.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in primary and secondary forest, living on the ground in leaf-litter or under fallen palm leaves, and is not found outside forest. It shows a preference for humid sites, and is probably an explosive breeder in temporary ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are probably related to habitat loss due to agricultural development, livestock grazing and human settlement. The area where it is found is suffering from severe fragmentation and reduction of forest patches.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Eliza Maria Xavier Freire, Débora Silvano 2004. Chiasmocleis alagoanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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