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Taudactylus acutirostris (Sharp Snouted Day Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Sharp Snouted Day Frog or Sharp-nosed Torrent Frog (Taudactylus acutirostris) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family.It is endemic to upland rainforest streams in north-eastern Queensland in Australia. It was a diurnal, conspicuous and locally abundant species, but a rapid population decline began in 1988.
View Wikipedia Record: Taudactylus acutirostris

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Taudactylus acutirostris

EDGE Analysis

With only three individuals reported since 1994, there is doubt as to whether this species is still surviving in the wild. The sharp-snouted day frog is just one species out of many in the region which have been affected by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. This disease, which was first identified in this species, is thought to have caused a series of frog population declines and extinctions across north-eastern Australia, including the extinction of the gastric brooding frogs in the genus Rheobatrachus, and has been implicated for amphibian declines in many parts of the world.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
17
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
87
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 35.04
EDGE Score: 6.36
View EDGE Record: Taudactylus acutirostris

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Crater Lakes National Park II 2320 Queensland, Australia
Daintree National Park II 190805 Queensland, Australia  
Girringun National Park II 515338 Queensland, Australia      
Monkhouse Timber Reserve 29314 Queensland, Australia      
Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site 2210160 Queensland, Australia    
Wooroonooran National Park II 283924 Queensland, Australia  

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Citations

Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators. Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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