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Mannophryne riveroi
family: Dendrobatidae

© 2001 Hinrich Kaiser (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from Cerro Azul, Macuro, and Cerro El Humo, 10km north of Macuro, in Península de Paria, Sucre State, Venezuela. It has been recorded from 400-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives along streams in lowland humid forest up to cloud forest habitat. A clutch of eggs is deposited in the leaf-litter of the forest floor, and then after hatching the larvae are carried to water where they develop further.

Population

The population status of this species is not known, although specimens were collected in Parque Nacional Peninsula de Paria as recently as May 2004.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to selective logging and small-scale agriculture. Chytridiomycosis represents a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions

Although most of the range of this species is within a protected area (Parque Nacional Peninsula de Paria), this reserve is under pressure of deforestation (by the local people). Strengthened management and protection of this site is necessary to safeguard this species.

Citation

Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Mannophryne riveroi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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