Ctenophryne aequatorialis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ctenophryne aequatorialis
Species Authority: (Peracca, 1904)
Nelsonophryne aequatorialis (Peracca, 1904)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): John Lynch, Ana Almendáriz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from the Cuenca Basin in Azuay Province, south to Barrio-Laguna, in Canton Saraguro, in Loja Province in southern Ecuador. It has been recorded at 2,450-2,650m asl in the Cuenca Basin, and at 2,620m asl at Barrio-Laguna.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in pastures, grassland, and agricultural fields and degraded secondary habitats, not in closed forest. Animals have been collected close to small pools. Its breeding is unknown, but it is presumably by larval development in ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is an adaptable species that is not facing any known threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: John Lynch, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Ctenophryne aequatorialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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