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Lithobates miadis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

Scientific Name: Lithobates miadis
Species Authority: (Barbour and Loveridge, 1929)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Rana Leopardo Isleña
Synonym(s):
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
Assessor(s): Gunther Köhler, Bruce Young
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Nicaragua
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the current population status of this species.
Population Trend: Stable

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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