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Amietia inyangae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA PYXICEPHALIDAE

Scientific Name: Amietia inyangae
Species Authority: (Poynton, 1966)
Common Name/s:
English Inyangani River Frog
Synonym/s:
Afrana inyangae (Poynton, 1966)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: John Poynton
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km2 and area of occupancy of less than 500 km2, with all individuals in fewer than five locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, on Inyangani Mountain and in Chimanimani National Park. It occurs above 2,000m asl. It is likely to occur in nearby Mozambique, but there have not so far been any records.
Countries:
Native:
Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: There is little recent information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in and around rocky, fast-flowing streams in montane grassland. Adults have been found sitting on rock ledges behind waterfalls, or on rocks in the middle of rapids; juveniles frequent more quiet backwaters. The eggs are laid in shallow rocky pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The high-altitude habitat of this species has been relatively intact up until now, but it might be at risk from wood plantations, overgrazing by livestock, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Chimanimani National Park and adjacent state forests, as well as Rhodes Nyanga National Park.
Citation: John Poynton 2004. Amietia inyangae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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