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Eleutherodactylus grandis

Subgenus: Syrrhophus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from a single locality (El Pedregal Reserve) in the Southern Distrito Federal, central Mexico, in the lava fields of Volcán Xitle, in the southern part of Mexico City.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits dry shrubland, and breeds by direct development.

Population

This is not a very common species and it is difficult to collect.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The extension of Mexico City has resulted in the disappearance of most of the available suitable habitat for this species, with the result that it is now believed to be restricted to a very small protected area, the Pedregal Reserve. The Pedregal has been subject to long-term disturbance (fragmentation and isolation), and is now little more than an isolated vegetation fragment of 160 ha with no natural corridors.

Conservation Actions

Survey work is urgently needed to establish the current population status of this species, subsequent to which a recovery program and strict protection of the species in the Pedregal Reserve and surroundings areas might need to be implemented. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is uncertain.

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Eleutherodactylus grandis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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