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Sooglossus thomasseti (Thomasset's frog)

Synonyms: Nesomantis thomasseti

Wikipedia Abstract

The Thomasset's Seychelles Frog (Nesomantis thomasseti) is a species of frog in the Sooglossidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Nesomantis. It is endemic to Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and intermittent rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Sooglossus thomasseti

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Sooglossus thomasseti

EDGE Analysis

Thomasset's frog is the largest of the SeychellesÂ’ native frogs, reaching a maximum length of 55 mm. Much information is lacking about this species, although it is known to be restricted to relatively undisturbed habitat in wet, rocky areas along streams, and has a preference for higher altitudes. This species is a rock climber, and is most often found at night sitting on rocks and large boulders. It is the rarest frog species in the Seychelles and is currently threatened by habitat degradation, mainly due to fire and invasive species. It might be at risk because of its small range, which makes it vulnerable to threats such as ecological disasters or climate change.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
39
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
77
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 76.79
EDGE Score: 5.74
View EDGE Record: Sooglossus thomasseti

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Granitic Seychelles forests Seychelles Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2014.1. www.iucnredlist.org
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access