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Mannophryne herminae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA AROMOBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Mannophryne herminae
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1893)
Common Name/s:
Spanish Sapito Acollarado Orocostense
Taxonomic Notes: This form is a complex of more than one species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it occurs in more than ten locations, and its range is probably not severely fragmented.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the mountains of the Venezuelan coastal range, from 30-1,610m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is diurnal, and lives on the ground and along streams in semi-deciduous forest. Adults carry larvae on their backs to streams, where metamorphosis is completed.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fires are a major threat, as are agricultural encroachment and human settlement, although it appears not to be significantly threatened by pollution from domestic wastewater. Chytridiomycosis might be a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes Parque Nacional Henri Pittier (Rancho Grande) and Parque Nacional San Esteban where it is a common species. Further work is required to resolve the taxonomy of this species. This species should be monitored carefully, given the potential future threat of chytridiomycosis.
Citation: Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Mannophryne herminae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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