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Holoaden bradei
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Holoadeninae

© 1977 Celio Haddad (1 of 1)
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: Brazil

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is restricted to the highlands of the Itatiaia Mountains, in south-eastern Brazil. It occurs from 2,400-2,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs on the ground, under mulch and leaves, which is also where the eggs are laid. It hides under stones and in terrestrial bromeliads in open grassland, and probably breeds by direct development.

Population

This species was found frequently up until the 1970s, but has not been found for more than 10 years even though there have been extensive searches of the area for many years. It was last collected in 1976.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The species has been heavily impacted by habitat degradation due to touristic activities and fire, and is also affected by extreme frosts.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species is within Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, and continued conservation and maintenance of its habitat is necessary. More exhaustive searches for this species are needed, in order to determine whether or not it still survives in the wild. If it is found, then further conservation measures, including a conservation management plan, will be needed.

Citation

Carlos Frederico da Rocha, Monique Van Sluys, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2004. Holoaden bradei. In: IUCN 2014

 

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