Lithobates miadis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Lithobates miadis (Barbour and Loveridge, 1929)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Rana Leopardo Isleña
Rana miadis Barbour and Loveridge, 1929

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gunther Köhler, Bruce Young
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to Little Corn Island (3km²) off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is an inhabitant of tropical moist lowland rainforest. Little Corn Island receives over 4,000mm of precipitation annually. It breeds in small permanent or temporary pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The Corn Islands (Islas del Maiz) are becoming a popular holiday destination; the growing tourism industry will probably lead to an increase in infrastructure development on the islands resulting in unfortunate habitat loss and degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas on Little Corn Island. There is a need for regular survey work to closely monitor the poulation status of this species.

Citation: Gunther Köhler, Bruce Young. 2004. Lithobates miadis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58664A11807150. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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