Pipa arrabali


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pipa arrabali
Species Authority: Izecksohn, 1976
Common Name(s):
English Arrabal's Suriname Toad
Spanish Rana De Celdillas Guayanesa

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-02
Assessor(s): Abraham Mijares, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ross MacCulloch, Claude Gascon, Manfred Beier
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and northern and central Brazil. Disjunctive records from Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá in western Acre State in western Brazil might refer to another species. Despite its wide distribution, it is known from only a few records, possibly due to lack of herpetological work within its range. Venezuelan specimens were previously reported as Pipa aspera (La Marca, 1992). It is a lowland species, occurring up to 860m asl.
Brazil; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an aquatic species living in permanent and temporary waterbodies in tropical rainforest, including ponds, puddles and roadside ditches. These animals can cross land when their ponds dry out. Direct development takes place on the dorsum of the adult in water. It is apparently adaptable to human disturbance (although a population in eastern Venezuela disappeared after a road was asphalted).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not seriously threatened, but local populations are probably impacted by logging and fire.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas throughout range, including Canaima National Park in Venezuela.

Citation: Abraham Mijares, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ross MacCulloch, Claude Gascon, Manfred Beier 2010. Pipa arrabali. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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