Pipa myersi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Pipidae

Scientific Name: Pipa myersi Trueb, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Myers' Surinam Toad
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-05
Assessor(s): Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Manfred Beier
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Panama.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from the Río Ucurgantí and Río Canclón of Darien Province, Panama, and tentatively from Río Zulia in Norte de Santander, in northern Colombia. It occurs up to 30 masl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):30
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an aquatic species restricted to swamps and other suitable wetlands. The eggs presumably develop on the back of the female, either by larval or direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and destruction of forests surrounding the wetlands (due to logging, subsistence agriculture, and livestock farming); water pollution is also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Reserva Canclón Hidrológica in Panama, but additional protection of the wetland habitat of this species is needed. Further research is necessary to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Manfred Beier. 2010. Pipa myersi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T58161A11742523. . Downloaded on 19 August 2018.
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