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Mannophryne trujillensis
family: Dendrobatidae
 
Species Description: Vargas Galarce & La Marca, 2007 Herpetotropicos, 3: 52

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Mannophryne trujillensis is known from two locations: Paseo Los Ilustres, Quebrada Los Cedros (850 masl, 9 21´ 46.0" N, 70 26´ 41.8" W), city of Trujillo, state of Trujillo, Venezuela, and from Paragüita (700 masl), 2 km E of Flor de Patria, state of Trujillo, Venezuela (Vargas Galarce and La Marca, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species inhabits semi-deciduous forests in the state of Trujillo. Individuals have been found on rocks and vegetation (submersed roots), under rocks and in a stream (Vargas Galarce and La Marca, 2007). The species appears to require a permanent water source (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).

Population

The populations at the two sites where the species is known to occur survive in low numbers (Vargas Galarce and La Marca, 2007).

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

One population lives in an urban park where solid waste was observed contaminating the local stream. The stream's water was found to be somewhat acidic (pH=5.75). The other population is found in an area undergoing dramatic change due to urbanization (Vargas Galarce and La Marca, 2007). Habitat destruction (through deforestation) seems to be the single most important factor of change for this species (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).

The species is thought to occupy an area less than 500 Km², which is severely fragmented (R. Sánchez, pers. comm. Jan. 2008).

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are currently in place for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

Mannophryne trujillensis can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (Vargas Galarce and La Marca, 2007).

Citation

Rosemary Sanchez, Enrique La Marca 2008. Mannophryne trujillensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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