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Scinax heyeri
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
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 vicinity of Santa Teresa and Domingos Martins, in the state of EspĂ­rito Santo in south-eastern Brazil, at 650-700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in forest, where it was found on vegetation near streams. It apparently breeds in streams, and hides in bromeliads.

Population

Only a few specimens are known. It has not been found in Santa Teresa since its initial discovery, despite searching, and so it is probably rare there, and only a few specimens are known from Domingos Martins.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

There is no direct information on the threats to this species, but in the vicinity of the type locality it is potentially at risk from expanding agriculture, wood plantations, and human settlements, as well as from the collection of bromeliads. The lack of recent records, despite searching, gives cause for concern, given the decline of stream-breeding frogs in other parts of the wet tropics. Declines that have taken place in suitable habitat could be the result of other threats such as climate change or disease (possibly chytridiomycosis).

Conservation Actions

In view of the lack of recent records and the decline of stream-breeding frogs in other parts of the wet tropics, it is an urgent priority to carry out surveys for this species.

Citation

Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Scinax heyeri. In: IUCN 2014

 

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