Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is restricted to the upper Río Biabo Valley (northern versant of the Cordillera Azul) (Departamento de San Martín), the Río Pisqui, (Departamento Loreto), and Río Cachiyacu (on the border of Departamentos San Martín and Loreto), Peru. Its recorded altitudinal range is 1,000-2,000m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species restricted to submontane tropical forest. Breeding is thought to take place in streams. This species is presumed to be susceptible to habitat change and is therefore not expected to occur in any modified or degraded habitats

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
CR
Critically Endangered

Red List Criteria
A3ce

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Stefan Lötters, Antonio Salas, Ariadne Angulo, Javier Icochea, Robert Reynolds, Enrique La Marca

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Critically Endangered because of a population decline, projected to be more than 50% over the next 10 years, inferred from the possible impact of chytridiomycosis on this species.
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Population

Population
There is no information on its current population status, but it has been seen as recently as 2004 near Iquitos.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no reports of chytridiomycosis impacting this Atelopus species, but it is presumed to be susceptible to this pathogen, which is now causing amphibian declines in northern Peru. It is possible that populations of this species at lower altitudes might be able to survive an outbreak of the disease.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is present in the Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul. Given the susceptibility of this species to chytridiomycosis, successful conservation measures are likely to require some form of disease management programme and the maintenance of captive populations.
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Wikipedia

Andes stubfoot toad

The Andes stubfoot toad, Atelopus andinus, is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family endemic to Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rivers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lötters, S., Salas, A., Angulo, A., Monteza, J.I., Reynolds, R. & La Marca, E. (2004). "Atelopus andinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 


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