|Scientific Name:||Telmatobius jelskii|
|Species Authority:||(Peters, 1873)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Javier Icochea, Ulrich Sinsch, Edgar Lehr|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)|
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the number of mature individuals is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
|Range Description:||This species is known from much of the central Andes in Peru (from the departaments of Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Junín), from 2,700-4,500m asl.|
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|Population:||It was previously common, but has undergone declines.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a semi-aquatic riparian frog, and may be found in muddy beds of streams among shrublands and grasslands. It has been found in ditches on arable land. Breeding takes place in streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is locally affected by harvesting for both food and traditional medicine, and by water pollution (from agrochemicals and domestic waste). Telmatobius populations living at high altitudes might be particularly prone to becoming infected with chytridiomycosis, although this disease has yet to be reported from this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It might be present in the Reserva Chacamarca although this requires confirmation. There is a need to regulate its harvesting and to reduce the local water pollution. Given the possible threat of chytridiomycosis this species should be monitored closely.|
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Rodríguez, L.O., Cordova, J.H. and Icochea, J. 1993. Lista preliminar de los anfibios del Peru.: 1-22.
Sinsch, U. 1986. Anfibios de la sierra central del Peru. Boletin de Lima: 23-33.
Sinsch, U. 1990. Froschlurche (Anura) der zentral-peruanischen Anden: Artdiagnose, Taxonomie, Habitate, Verhaltensokologie. Salamandra: 177-214.
Sinsch, U., Salas, A.W. and Canales, V. 1995. Reassessment of central Peruvian Telmatobiinae (genera Batrachophrynus and Telmatobius). I. Morphometry and Classification. Alytes: 14-44.
|Citation:||Javier Icochea, Ulrich Sinsch, Edgar Lehr 2004. Telmatobius jelskii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 January 2015.|