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Cycloramphus bandeirensis
family: Cycloramphidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the Pico de Bandeira, in the state of Espirito Santo, south-eastern Brazil, from 2,450-2,740m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It was found by the side of a stream in montane grassland. If it is like other species of Cycloramphus, the larvae live on rocks out of water in the splash zones of waterfalls.

Population

It is known from only two specimens collected in 1977 and 1980. The lack of subsequent records appears to be related to a lack of surveys, and there is insufficient information to know whether or not this species is common or rare.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The main threat is probably habitat loss due to fire.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional do Capara├│. Given the declines of high-altitude stream-breeding species in other parts of the wet tropics, surveys are urgently needed to relocate this species and to assess its status, especially in view of the lack of recent records. Some other Cycloramphus species have declined for unexplained reasons, and so it is an urgent priority to rediscover populations of this species.

Citation

D├ębora Silvano, Ronald Heyer 2004. Cycloramphus bandeirensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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