Lanzarana largeni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lanzarana largeni
Species Authority: (Lanza, 1978)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Emilio Balletto, Benedetto Lanza, Annamaria Nistri
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Near Threatened since its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Somalia. Most records are from the south of the country in Bakool and Bay Provinces. It has also been recorded near the coast, north of Mogadishu, at Bud Bud in Galguduud Province, and near Garoowe in Nugaal Province. Recorded localities are the general vicinity of Garoowe, Bud Bud, El Ure (Uegit), Sciù Manàs (Baidoa), Dinsor, Rahole, Afgoi, and Showli Berdi (Bardera). It has been recorded up to 500m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a fairly common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its habitat preferences when it is not breeding are not well known, though it is presumably a species of dry savannahs and semi-arid habitats. It breeds in temporary pools and small reservoirs.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is little information on threats to this species. It might be affected by livestock grazing, and perhaps fire and droughts, but otherwise it does not appear to be significantly threatened at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Emilio Balletto, Benedetto Lanza, Annamaria Nistri 2004. Lanzarana largeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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