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Rhinella henseli
family: Bufonidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES
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 is found at altitudes of under 1,000 m in the southern Atlantic Forest of Brazil; in Rio Grande do Sul State and southern Santa Catarina State, north to the west side of the Serra Geral mountains.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is restricted to the Atlantic Forest. It presumably reproduces by larval development in backwaters of streams and in temporary pools. The species is believed to be fairly tolerant of habitat modification.

Population

No information is currently available.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The Atlantic Forest has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture. Clearance of forest for coastal development is another threat within the range of this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is known from some protected areas (F. Baldissera in litt. 2005).

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from synonymy of Rhinella crucifer by Baldiserra et al. (2004).

Citation

Flavio Baldisseri 2006. Rhinella henseli. In: IUCN 2014

 

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