|Scientific Name:||Telmatobius gigas|
|Species Authority:||Vellard, 1969|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)|
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single sub-population, and the quality of its habitat in the Brazilian Andes is declining.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the canyon of the Río Huayllamarca, in Carangas Province, Oruro Department, in the Bolivian Andes, at around 3,965m asl.|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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|Population:||It is fairly common at the type locality.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives in streams in high-elevation puna grassland habitats, where it presumably breeds by larval development.|
|Major Threat(s):||Populations are possibly affected by water pollution from agriculture, over-harvesting for medicinal use, and the deviation of water from streams for the irrigation of crops. Although not yet recorded, chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is not recorded from any protected areas. Habitat protection and maintenance is recommended, complemented by more general actions to mitigate the effects of water pollution and channelization, and to manage exploitation. Close monitoring of surviving populations of this species is required.|
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Vellard, J. 1968. Les Telmatobius du group marmoratus. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle: 1110-1113.
|Citation:||Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Telmatobius gigas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 July 2015.|