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Heleophryne rosei (Table Mountain Ghost Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Rose's ghost frog or Table Mountain ghost frog (Heleophryne rosei) is a species of frog in the Heleophrynidae family. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Heleophryne rosei

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Heleophryne rosei

EDGE Analysis

The Table Mountain ghost frog is only found on Table Mountain, occupying an area of only 7-8 km sq. on the slopes of Table Mountain. This species is adapted to life in fast-flowing mountain streams. Their tadpoles possess sucker-like mouthparts, which they can use to climb up wet, vertical rock surfaces around their streams at night. Adults have been found to stray from streams and have frequently been seen in caves. Numerous threats to this species include the spread of non-native vegetation, frequent fires, heavy ecotourism, and the construction of water storage reservoirs. The virulent fungal disease chytridiomycosis has been found in this species recently and populations are declining fast.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
21
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
89
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 41.94
EDGE Score: 6.53
View EDGE Record: Heleophryne rosei

Attributes

Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Montane fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site 1366493 South Africa  
Table Mountain (Cape Peninsula) National Park II 70141 Western Cape, South Africa

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Table Mountain South Africa

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Cape Floristic Region South Africa Yes

Range Map

Link to Map
Cape Peninsula National Park;

Photos

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.
Attributes / relations provided by 1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/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
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access