Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Lithobates zweifeli
Species Authority: (Hillis, Frost and Webb, 1984)
Rana zweifeli Hillis, Frost and Webb, 1984

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Southern Jalisco and Colima southeast along the Mexican Plateau in Michoacán, State of Mexico and Morelos southward to Guerrero and northern Oaxaca, Mexico. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This is an abundant species throughout most of its range.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits tropical seasonal forest at low elevations. It is highly associated with water systems such as streams, rivers and permanent and temporary ponds where it also breeds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Disturbance and desiccation of the water systems as a consequence of the alteration of the forest coverage is a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes several protected areas. Protection of the original tropical forest is needed.

Citation: Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela. 2004. Lithobates zweifeli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58754A11837598. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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