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Cycloramphus granulosus
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 from portions of the Serra da Bocaina (part of the Serra do Mar) and Itatiaia (in the Serra da Mantiqueira), in the northern coastal region of São Paulo State and the southern tip of Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil. It occurs at around 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a stream-associated species that occurs near waterfalls in forest. Larvae are found on rocks that are covered with a film of running water, either on exposed rocks, in or next to streams. At night this species often retreats into rock crevices.

Population

Its population status is unknown, and it has not been collected for over twenty years, despite occasional searches.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Its major threats are unknown, but the habitat of the known localities for this species is enclosed within protected areas.

Conservation Actions

Both areas where this species is found are within protected areas. Given the declines of high-altitude stream-breeding species in other parts of the wet tropics, surveys are urgently needed to relocate it and to assess its status, especially in view of the lack of recent records. Some other Cycloramphus species have declined for unexplained reasons, and chytridiomycosis cannot be ruled out.

Citation

Ronald Heyer, Vanessa Verdade 2004. Cycloramphus granulosus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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