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Ptychadena wadei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA PTYCHADENIDAE

Scientific Name: Ptychadena wadei
Species Authority: Largen, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-09-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Garcia Moreno, J.
Contributor(s): Largen, M.J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a small area south-east of Lake Tana in Ethiopia, along the road from Bahar Dar to the Tisist Falls of the Blue Nile River, at 1,800-1,850m asl. It probably occurs more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Ethiopia
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in montane grassland and shrubland, and it has been found breeding in temporary pools and streamlets in montane grassland bordering the upper reaches of the Blue Nile River.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is little information on threats to this species, but it is likely to be impacted by habitat degradation, especially as a result of agricultural development, expanding human settlements and overgrazing by livestock.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed into the distribution and population status of this species.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Ptychadena wadei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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