Chiasmocleis alagoana 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Chiasmocleis alagoana
Species Authority: Cruz, Caramaschi & 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.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is hard to find, and its population status is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 alagoana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57747A11679941. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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