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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed; candidate only

PETITIONED: 2002

YEAR LISTED: Candidate 2002

CRITICAL HABITAT: None

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: Six springs in two separate localities within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada

THREATS: Historically, habitat changes due to dams and water development, as well as agricultural and urban development; currently, potential water development along the Muddy and Virgin rivers, invasive plants, feral burros, recreational impacts by visitors to Lake Mead, natural erosion and scouring, predation and competition by introduced species, and disease

POPULATION TREND: It is estimated that fewer than 1,100 adult relict leopard frogs remain in the wild.

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