Aplastodiscus leucopygius


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aplastodiscus leucopygius
Species Authority: (Cruz & Peixoto, 1985)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Aplastodiscus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-31
Assessor(s): Carlos Frederico da Rocha, Monique Van Sluys, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva
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.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira in Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Minas Gerais and São Paulo States, as well as Ilha Grande in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It has been recorded from 800-1,200m asl, but in Ilha Grande it has been recorded at sea level.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs near rivulets and temporary ponds in primary and secondary forest. Subterranean nests are built in muddy soil or banks near the waterbodies. The tadpoles live in permanent streams. It has also been found in anthropogenic habitats such as gardens, plantations, etc.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species. Clear cutting of forests could be a localized threat but it is not currently occurring within its range.

A similar species (Aplastodiscus cf. leucopygius) has recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection (Toledo et al., 2006b).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas. Conservation and maintenance of its habitat is needed. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is desirable.

Citation: Carlos Frederico da Rocha, Monique Van Sluys, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2010. Aplastodiscus leucopygius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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