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Melanophryniscus tumifrons
family: Bufonidae

© 1998 Celio Haddad (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Brazil

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in ParanĂ¡, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul states, Brazil, at 200-1,000m asl. Populations from Argentina (M. spectablis) and Paraguay (M. fulvoguttatus) formerly ascribed to this species are now considered distinct species.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in open areas and forest. Reproduction is explosive and occurs in temporary pools.

Population

The population status is unknown because it is very difficult to survey this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

Deforestation, cattle ranching and water pollution are threats to this species. It is also potentially threatened by the international pet trade.

Conservation Actions

It might occur in private reserves.

Taxonomic Notes

The forms spectabilis and simplex were elevated to species status by Caramaschi and Cruz (2002). These authors also resurrected the species Melanophryniscus pachyrhynus, formerly considered a synonym of M. tumifrons.

Citation

Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla, Esteban Lavilla, Diego Baldo 2004. Melanophryniscus tumifrons. In: IUCN 2014

 

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