Chthonerpeton arii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Gymnophiona Typhlonectidae

Scientific Name: Chthonerpeton arii Cascon & Lima-Verde, 1994
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mark Wilkinson, Diva Borges-Najosa, Flora Junca
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known so far only from the type locality, Limoeiro do Norte, at 250m asl in the state of CearĂ¡ in north-eastern Brazil. It presumably occurs more widely within the river systems of the Caatinga vegetation system.
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The only records of this species are from shallow water where there is a muddy bottom and much aquatic vegetation, in temporary pools, lagoons and rivers, in dry Caatinga savannah areas. It might well be that this is a semi-aquatic species. It is presumed to be viviparous.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Mark Wilkinson, Diva Borges-Najosa, Flora Junca. 2004. Chthonerpeton arii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59534A11959925. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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