Dendrophryniscus leucomystax


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dendrophryniscus leucomystax
Species Authority: Izecksohn, 1968

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ulisses Caramaschi, Magno Vicente Segalla
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the lowland coastal forests of the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná, and from northern Santa Catarina State, Brazil. It occurs at very low elevations.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in secondary and primary forest on leaves near the ground and in bogs. It breeds in rain pools on the ground. It is not known to occur in anthropogenic habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Clear-cutting of forests, and large-scale livestock farming is an increasing threat within the range of the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species' occurs within several protected areas, mainly within its northern range. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

Citation: Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ulisses Caramaschi, Magno Vicente Segalla 2004. Dendrophryniscus leucomystax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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