Trachycephalus mesophaeus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Trachycephalus mesophaeus
Species Authority: (Hensel, 1867)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Phrynohyas which was recently synonymized with Trachycephalus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Paulo Garcia
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 occurs in eastern Brazil, from extreme southern Pernambuco to Rio Grande do Sul, inland to include eastern and central Minas Gerais. It ranges up to 800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of primary and secondary forest and forest edge, living on vegetation near waterbodies. It is an explosive breeder, using temporary and permanent ponds. The egg clutches are laid floating on the water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The only significant threats are clear cutting and water pollution, but this species is not seriously at risk.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Paulo Garcia 2004. Trachycephalus mesophaeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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