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Epicrionops niger
family: Rhinatrematidae
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: Guyana, Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from western Guyana and south-eastern Venezuela at between 100 and 1,700m asl. It probably ranges more widely than is currently known.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits cloud forests, seasonally dry forests, and marshland areas. The females guard the eggs, which are laid terrestrially under cover, such as rocks. The larvae presumably develop in streams. Its ability to adapt to secondary habitats is not known.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown. It is currently known only from four specimens (Marvalee Wake pers. comm.).

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

It occurs in an area of very limited human impact, and it is therefore unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Canaima National Park, Venezuela.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

The species is sometimes incorrectly cited as Epicrionops nigrus. The taxonomy of the genus is in need of revision (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation

Marinus Hoogmoed, Robert Reynolds, Mark Wilkinson, Marvalee Wake 2004. Epicrionops niger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59643A11975214. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59643A11975214.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018

 

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