|Scientific Name:||Cophixalus aenigma|
|Species Authority:||Hoskin, 2004|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.
|Range Description:||This Australian endemic is known from the Mount Carbine Tableland, Thornton Uplands, Finnigan Uplands and Bakers Blue Mountain in north-eastern Queensland. It is generally recorded from above 750m asl, although it was once recorded from around 586m asl, although there is a suggestion that this record might be a misidentified C. exiguus.|
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|Population:||It occurs at moderate to high densities, and is one of the most frequently encountered amphibians within its range.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an inhabitant of moderate- to high-elevation tropical rainforest. Males are usually observed calling from amongst leaf-litter, or from under logs and roots and other debris on the forest floor. It is a terrestrial breeder, and the young develop directly into fully formed froglets.|
|Major Threat(s):||There is no information on threats to this species. Its very restricted range renders it susceptible to stochastic threatening processes.|
|Conservation Actions:||The range of this species includes a few protected areas within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species given its very limited range.|
Hoskin C.J. 2004. Australian microhylid frogs (Cophixalus and Austrochaperina): Phylogeny, new species, species redescription, new calls, distributional data and breeding notes. Australian Journal of Zoology: 237-269.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 23 November 2004).
Shoo, L.P. and Williams, Y. 2004. Altitudinal distribution and abundance of microhylid frogs (Cophixalus and Austrochaperina) of north-eastern Australia: baseline data for detecting biological responses to future climate change. Australian Journal of Zoology: 667-676.
|Citation:||Conrad Hoskin. 2004. Cophixalus aenigma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57769A11682053.Downloaded on 27 March 2017.|
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