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Breviceps fichus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BREVICIPITIDAE

Scientific Name: Breviceps fichus
Species Authority: Channing and Minter, 2004
Taxonomic Notes: Earlier records of Breviceps mossambicus from northern Tanzania might belong to B. fichus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-17
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Stuart, S.N.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since it has an extent of occurrence of at least 20,000 km2, is known from a number of locations, and is not believed to be undergoing any significant declines.
History:
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from above 1,500 m altitude in the central highlands of Tanzania, at sites east of Iringa town, and from Njombe. Northern Tanzanian specimens previously classified as Breviceps mossambicus might possibly be assigned to this species, pending confirmation of calls, namely from: 1,500 m altitude at Nkinto, near Isansu (Issansu-Land); between Njarasa-See (= Lake Eyasi) and Issansu-Land; and the Iramba Plateau.
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in high-altitude grasslands, and calls during the day from shallow burrows at the base of dense grass. The species is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information is currently available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information is currently available.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Breviceps fichus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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