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Peltophryne fluviatica
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species has a very restricted range (only two known localities) in north-western Dominican Republic. Its altitudinal range is 150-175m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in xeric habitats with broadleaf gallery forest, typically in close proximity to streams. Males call from shallow running water, and eggs are laid in still water. It is not known whether or not animals stay close to streams or spread out into xeric habitats.

Population

It is presumably very rare. It has not been encountered by any herpetologist in the three decades since it was discovered, including by herpetologists who have collected extensively on the island, as recently as 2003 (M. Hernandez pers. comm.).

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The species is threatened by habitat destruction from agriculture (crops and livestock) and subsistence wood collection.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas. Additional survey efforts are required to determine whether or not this species survives in the wild.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell 2004. Peltophryne fluviatica. In: IUCN 2014

 

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