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Metaphryniscus sosai
family: Bufonidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

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

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, on top of Cerro Marahuaca, in Amazonas state (03° 40'N; 65° 27'W), at 2,600m asl, in Venezuela.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits high montane tepui habitat. It breeds by direct development, perhaps with internal fertilization.

Population

The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no current major threats, but its restricted range makes it susceptible to threatening processes such as wildfire.

Conservation Actions

There is a population within Parque Nacional Duida-Marahuaca. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species, particularly since it is restricted to a single location.

Citation

Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Metaphryniscus sosai. In: IUCN 2013

 

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