Stereocyclops parkeri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Stereocyclops parkeri (Wettstein, 1934)
Taxonomic Notes: Izecksohn and Albuquerque (2000) separated the populations of Stereocyclops incrassatus from Rio de Janeiro as a separate species, reviving the previous name Stereocyclops parkeri.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-12-10
Assessor(s): Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the lowlands of the State of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil, close to sea level.
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Population [top]

Population:It is abundant where it is found.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in coastal "restinga" scrub, forest edge, and primary and secondary forest. It is an explosive breeder, using both small and large temporary ponds. A population from Rio de Janeiro had reproductive activity recorded for the month of December (Abrunhosa et al., 2006). It is not found in open habitat outside forest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to fire, tourism and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas, including Bosque da Barra, and Floresta Nacional Mario Xavier.

Citation: Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva. 2010. Stereocyclops parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T58007A11713062. . Downloaded on 20 July 2018.
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