Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs widely in the Amazon Basin of South America including in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil. The species also occurs in the northern Atlantic forest (Sergipe to Paraiba, Brazil), and in the Central Range and southeast corner of the island of Trinidad (in Trinidad and Tobago). The species has been recorded from close to sea level to up to 1,000m asl (Venezuela).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a nocturnal tropical rainforest species, living terrestrially in and around permanent waterbodies, including slow-flowing watercourses, rivers, and lakes and at the edges of ponds. It also occurs in flooded forest. Their eggs are deposited in the water at the beginning of the dry season, and the tadpoles develop in water. The Atlantic Forest populations breed year round and only in slow-moving streams.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lithobates palmipes

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 19
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
2010

Assessor/s
Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Jerry Hardy

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
It is common in parts of the Brazilian Amazon but uncommon to rare elsewhere.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species as a whole. In Peru, local populations are threatened by the introduction of Lithobates catesbeianus. Local populations are probably also impacted by habitat loss.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in many protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Amazon River frog

The Amazon River frog, Lithobates palmipes,[2][3][4][5] is a species of frog in the Ranidae family found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. In Spanish, it is known as rana verde verdadera.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, rivers, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is not considered threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron & Jerry Hardy (2010). "Lithobates palmipes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved July 23, 2007. 
  2. ^ Darrel R. Frost (2006). "Lithobates palmipes (Spix, 1824)". Amphibian Species of the World Version 3. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved August 5, 2006. 
  3. ^ David M. Hillis & Thomas P. Wilcox (2005). "Phylogeny of the New World true frogs (Rana)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34 (2): 299–314. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.10.007. PMID 15619443. 
  4. ^ D. M. Hillis (2007). "Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42 (2): 331–338. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.08.001. PMID 16997582. 
  5. ^ Greg B. Pauly, David M. Hillis & David C. Cannatella (2009). "Taxonomic freedom and the role of official lists of species names" (PDF). Herpetologica 65 (2): 115–128. doi:10.1655/08-031R1.1. 


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