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Physalaemus erikae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA LEPTODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Physalaemus erikae
Species Authority: Cruz and Pimenta, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Simon Stuart
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern, since it has a relatively large extent of occurrence, believed to extend to more than 20,000 km2, is known from a number of locations, has some tolerance (and may even benefit from low levels) of habitat degradation, and is not known to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known only from southern Bahia, southeastern Brazil. It is also expected to occur in northeastern Minas Gerais and northern Espírito Santo States, due to the proximity and similarity of vegetation types between southern Bahia and these areas.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: No information is currently available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is known from temporary ponds in cow pastures at the edges of Atlantic Rain Forest fragments, natural forest clearings, and cacao plantations. Males were found calling from the edges of ponds, or floating in shallow water. Females were found near ponds or on forest leaf-litter. The species is presumed to be a larval developer.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The Atlantic Forest has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture. Complete loss of forest habitat is likely to adversely affect this species, but some degree of degradation and opening of the forest canopy appears likely to actually benefit it.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Simon Stuart 2006. Physalaemus erikae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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