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Stefania ginesi
family: Hemiphractidae

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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: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to Chimantá tepui in Bolívar state, Venezuela, where it is found at elevations from 1,850-2,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in association with humid rocky habitats, where it is found in crevices, caves, on open rock surfaces and adjacent peat bogs, in streams and rivers on the tepuis summits of the Chimanta massif. Juvenile frogs have been found inside terrestrial bromeliads (Brocchinia) in bogs bordering open rocky areas. Eggs and juveniles are carried on the back of females, and they reproduce by direct development.

Population

It is a common species within its restricted range.

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

There are unlikely to be any threats to this species. It occurs in a national park in a region of minimal human impact.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes Canaima National Park.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it is common, occurs in habitats that are not significantly threatened, and does not appear to be in decline.

Taxonomic Notes

This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Citation

Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Stefania ginesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56027A11413421. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56027A11413421.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018

 

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