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Chiasmocleis crucis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae
 
Species Description: Caramaschi and Pimenta, 2003, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 61: 198

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This recently described species has only been recorded from the Projecto de Assentamento Zumbi dos Palmareas area in the municipality of Camamu, Bahia State, Brazil, where it was collected at 120m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It was collected in a temporary pool within tropical forest that was a mix of early secondary growth and good cover. Surrounding farms in the area have good forest cover. Breeding in this species takes place in temporary ponds.

Population

It was common in the breeding season at its only known locality.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known. However, the Projecto de Assentamento Zumbi dos Palmareas area has been designated for use by rural farmers by the Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária (INCRA). As such it seems likely that a degree of habitat modification will take place in the area, and it is not known if this species will be threatened by, or be able to adapt to, these changes.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Citation

Ulisses Caramaschi, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Chiasmocleis crucis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57756A11681069. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57756A11681069.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018

 

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