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Pipa myersi (Myers' Surinam Toad)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Myers' Surinam Toad (Pipa myersi) is a species of frog in the Pipidae family. It is found in Panama and possibly Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Pipa myersi

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Pipa myersi

EDGE Analysis

This is the only Pipa toad to occur in North America. With its warty, filamented skin and flat, sunken body, it has the uncanny ability to look almost putrefied even when at the peak of good health. One bizarre adaptation is the tactile organs or lobes present on the fingertips, which are used to explore the surrounding water and mud for aquatic invertebrates, crustaceans and fish. Unusually, Surinam toads cannot assume the "standard" terrestrial-frog posture, with the forelimbs holding the body up slightly and their legs folded either side of their abdomen. Their resting position is instead characterised by their arms and legs splaying outwards in line with their flattened body.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
30
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
84
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 58.25
EDGE Score: 6.16
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Chocó-Darién moist forests Colombia, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

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.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access