Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hemiphractidae

Scientific Name: Fritziana fissilis
Species Authority: (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920)
Flectonotus fissilis (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-12
Assessor(s): Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles
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 broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the mountains of southeastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Espírito Santo States), from 500-1,800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 500
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1800
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Population [top]

Population: This is a very common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in the forest sitting on vegetation 1-3 metres above the ground, mostly in bromeliads. Females carry the eggs in a pouch and release the tadpoles into bromeliads. It can live in disturbed habitats, almost anywhere with trees. They need bromeliads to breed.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction due to clear-cutting of forests is a localized threat, however there are no major threats to the species overall survival at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species' range overlaps with several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

Citation: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles. 2010. Fritziana fissilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55315A11290233. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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