Adelophryne maranguapensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Adelophryne maranguapensis
Species Authority: Hoogmoed, Borges & Cascon, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Débora Silvano, Diva Borges-Najosa
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Serra de Maranguape.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the Serra de Maranguape, in the State of Ceará, north-eastern Brazil, at 800-900m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant in certain parts of its small range and is regularly recorded.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a diurnal species that lives in the leaf-litter of primary and secondary forest, and has also been found in bamboo and banana plantations, as well as forest fragments (but not open habitats). It is a direct developer, and the eggs are probably laid on the ground.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The Serra de Maranguape is being very heavily deforested, due to logging, agriculture, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not found in any protected areas, and the formal protection of remaining forest and forest fragments in the Serra de Maranguape is urgently needed.

Bibliography [top]

Borges-Nojosa, D.M. and Lima, D.C. 2001. Dieta de Drymoluber dichrous (Peters, 1863) dos brejos-de-altitude do Estado do Ceara, Brasil (Serpentes, Colubridae). Boletim do Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro Zoologia: 1-5.

Eterovick, P.C., Carnaval, A.C.O.Q., Borges-Nojosa, D.M., Silvano, D.L., Segalla, M.V. and Sazima, I. 2005. Amphibian declines in Brazil: an overview. Biotropica: 166-179.

Hoogmoed, M.S., Borges, D.M. and Cascon, P. 1994. Three new species of the genus Adelophryne (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae) from northeastern Brazil, with remarks on the other species of the genus. Zoologischer Mededelinger Leiden: 271-300.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Citation: Débora Silvano, Diva Borges-Najosa 2004. Adelophryne maranguapensis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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