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Atelopus flavescens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Atelopus flavescens Duméril & Bibron, 1841
Common Name(s):
English Cayenne Stubfoot Toad
French Atélope Jaunâtre
Synonym(s):
Atelopus spumarius Lescure, 1981 ssp. barbotini
Atelopus vermiculatus McDiarmid, 1973
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html. (Accessed: 27 January 2014).
Taxonomic Notes: Atelopus spumarius barbotini has been suggested to represent a junior synonym of this species (Kok 2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A3ce ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lescure, J., Marty, C., Boistel, R., Lötters, S., La Marca, E., Reynolds, R., Hoogmoed, M., MacCulloch, R. & Gaucher, P.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because of a projected population decline, estimated to be more than 30% over the next ten years, inferred from declines in other Atelopus species in the same region, probably due to chytridiomycosis.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from north-eastern coastal and central French Guiana. It occurs from sea level up to 300m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
French Guiana
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:This is a common species, although it is not common in Mont Grand Matoury and Matoury region. It has been recorded as recently as 2000.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is known from the proximity of fast-flowing small streams in lowland primary forest. It has not been recorded outside primary forest. Embryonic and larval development occurs in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no present threats to this species, but future threats will most likely include shifting agriculture and clear-cutting of the forests. Although illegal, there is still some collection for the pet trade, but at present this is not a major threat to the species. This species probably occurs at elevations below the altitude at which chytridiomycosis seems prevalent, though this nonetheless remains a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes Matoury Nature Reserve and Kaw Nature Reserve. Continued population monitoring is required, especially in light of the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: Reformatted names of assessor(s), reviewer(s), contributor(s), facilitator(s) and/or compiler(s).

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability:Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability:Suitable  
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.1. Shifting agriculture
♦ timing:Future    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Future    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

8. Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases -> 8.1. Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases -> 8.1.2. Named species [ Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ]
♦ timing:Future    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Boistel, R., Grosjean. S. and Lötters, S. 2005. Tadpole of Atelopus franciscus from French Guyana, with comments on other larvae of the genus and their impact on systematics (Anura: Bufonidae). Journal of Herpetology: 148-153.

Duméril, A.M.C. and Bibron, G. 1841. Erpétologie générale on Histoire Naturelle complète des reptiles. Roret, Paris.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 23 November 2004).

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 30 June 2016).

Kok, P.J.R. 2000. A survey of the anuran fauna of Montagne Belvédère, County of Saül, French Guiana: field list with comments on taxonomy and ecology. British Herpetological Society Bulletin: 6-26.

La Marca, E., Lips, K.R., Lötters, S., Puschendorf, R., Ibáñez, R., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Schulte, R., Marty, C., Castro, F., Manzanilla-Puppo, J., Garcia-Perez, J.E., Toral, E., Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Pounds, J.A. and Young, B. 2005. Catastrophic population declines and extinctions in Neotropical harlequin frogs (Bufonidae: Atelopus). Biotropica 37(2): 190-201.

Lescure, J. 1974. Contribution a l'étude des amphibiens de Guyane Francaise. I. Notes sur Atelopus flavescens Duméril et Bibron et description d'une nouvelle espèce. Vie Milieu, 1972-1973: 125-141.

Lescure, J. 1981. Contribution a l'étude des amphibiens de Guyana Francaise 7. Les Eleutherodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae). Revue Française d'Aquariologie Herpetologie: 25-32.

Lescure, J. and Marty, C. 2000. Atlas des Amphibiens de Guyane. Patrimoines Naturels, Paris.

Lötters, S. 1996. The Neotropical Toad Genus Atelopus. Checklist - Biology - Distribution. Vences, M. and Glaw, F. Verlags GbR, Köln, Germany.

Lynch, J.D. 1993. A new harlequin frog from the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia (Anura: Bufonidae: Atelopus). Alytes 11(4): 77-87.

McDiarmid, R.W. 1973. A new species of Atelopus (Anura, Bufonidae) from northeastern South America. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science: 1-12.

Mudde, P. 1996. Enige opmerkingen over de Gele Klompvoetkikker (Atelopus flavescens), waaronder het verslag van een mislukte kweek. Lacerta: 104-112.

Pounds, J.A., Bustamante, M.R., Coloma, L.A., Consuegra, J.A., Fogden, M.P.L., Foster, P.N., La Marca, E., Masters, K.L., Merino-Viteri, A., Puschendorf, R., Ron, S.R., Sánchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Still, C.J. and Young, B.E. 2006. Widespread amphibian extinctions from epidemic disease driven by global warming. Nature 439: 161-167.

Schmidt, M. 1999. Atelopus flavescens. Reptilia: 47-50.

van den Nieuwenhuizen, A. 2003. Een pad, een harlekijnkikker en een "bemost houtje" (deel 1). Bufo typhonius (Linnaeus, 1758) Atelopus flavescens, Dumerik and Bibron, 1841 Scaphiophrynus [Scaphiophryne] marmorata, Boulenger 1882. Aquariumwereld: 225-227.

van den Nieuwenhuizen, A. 2003. Een pad, een harlekijnkikker en een "bemost houtje" (slot). Bufo typhonius, (Linnaeus, 1758) Atelopus flavescens, Dumerik and Bibron, 1841 Scaphiophrynus [Scaphiophryne] marmorata, Boulenger 1882. Aquariumwereld: 280-283.


Citation: Lescure, J., Marty, C., Boistel, R., Lötters, S., La Marca, E., Reynolds, R., Hoogmoed, M., MacCulloch, R. & Gaucher, P. 2004. Atelopus flavescens (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54511A87542009. . Downloaded on 19 August 2018.
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