> Somuncuria somuncurensis
Somuncuria somuncurensis (Somuncura frog)
Synonyms: Telmatobius somuncurensis
The Somuncura frog or El Rincon stream frog (Pleurodema somuncurense, in Spanish rana de Somuncura) is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. It is endemic to the Somuncura Plateau in Patagonia, Argentina.
This is a little-known frog, inhabiting the thermal springs and streams of Patagonias Somuncura plateau. Being permanently aquatic within these warm waters, it has a near-constant body temperature of 20-22°C, which is unusual for an amphibian. The Somuncura frog is generally quite rare and is thought to be declining within its small area of occupancy. Its range is within the Somuncura Provincial Reserve, although it is still threatened by introduced predatory fish, the canalisation of spring water towards local towns and villages for domestic use, and the impacts of livestock farming, which include overgrazing and chemical pollution of waterways from sheep dips.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0)
Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 25.47
EDGE Score: 6.05
Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by 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