Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Italy, where it has been recorded from Sicily as well as the islands of Favigana and Ustica. The precise eastern distribution limit on Sicily needs to be clarified. Altitudinal range is from sea level to 1,200 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is generally a lowland species. It occupies coastal areas (typically but not exclusively sand dunes), cultivated areas, and suburban and urban areas where it is found in gravel and sand pits, ponds and ditches.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Roberto Sindaco, Antonio Romano

Reviewer/s
Cox, N. and Temple, H.J. (Global Amphibian Assessment)

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern since, although this species has a small Extent Of Occurrence (c.20,000 km2), it is not severely fragmented, it occurs at more than 10 locations and there is no evidence of a continuing decline.
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Population

Population
This is a common species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
Habitat fragmentation as a result of road construction is a threat. Loss of breeding habitat as a result of water abstraction may also be a problem. The species is, however, not considered to be seriously threatened at present.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is presumed to occur in protected areas. It is listed on Appendix II of the Bern Convention and Annex IV of the EU Habitats Directive.
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Wikipedia

Sicilian green toad

The Sicilian Green Toad (Italian: rospo smeraldino siciliano) is a green toad found only in Sicily.

This toad previously attributed to the Bufo viridis is now recognized as a separate species (Bufo siculus). Recent studies on the Mediterranean populations of Bufo spp. demonstrated that this Sicilian taxon has a distinct mitochondrial haplotype differing in this respect from all other circum-Mediterranean green toad species. It is instead closely related to Bufo boulengeri a North African species of Bufo, from which it separated two million years ago between the Middle Pliocene and the Pleistocene.

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