Phyllodytes luteolus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phyllodytes luteolus
Species Authority: (Wied-Neuwied, 1824)
Taxonomic Notes: This form is probably a complex of several species (O. Peixoto pers. comm.). P. wuchereri was recently revalidated by Caramaschi, Peixoto, and Rodrigues (2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Débora Silvano, Gilda Andrade
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 the coastal region of eastern Brazil from the State of Pernambuco, south to southern Espírito Santo State. Records from Paraíba require confirmation. It occurs up to 650m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in bromeliads in lowland moist forest and in coastal "Restinga" shrubland (including in quite open "Restinga"). It breeds by larval development in bromeliads. The females lay a few eggs in each leaf axil and use more than one bromeliad during egg laying.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, fire, logging, human settlement and collection of bromeliads.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Débora Silvano, Gilda Andrade 2004. Phyllodytes luteolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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