Leptodactylus jolyi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Leptodactylus jolyi
Species Authority: Sazima and Bokermann, 1978
Taxonomic Notes: Leptodactylus jolyi was redescribed on the basis of adult morphology and calls (Giaretta and Costa, 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-06
Assessor(s): Ariovaldo A. Giaretta
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Listed as Data Deficient in view of uncertainties surrounding the taxonomic status of some populations assigned to this species, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Leptodactylus jolyi is known to occur in disturbed areas around Paranapiacaba and Rio Grande da Serra (around 23 44’ 21’’ S, 46 23’ 02” W, 760 masl), both in the state of São Paulo, Brazil (Giaretta and Costa, 2007). Cerrado populations from Minas Gerais and São Paulo may be conspecific with Leptodactylus sertanejo.
Brazil (São Paulo)
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Population [top]

Population: It is common at the type locality (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm. 2008).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial, grassland species, usually found near waterbodies. It breeds in temporary pools, digging its nest near the water. Males call from human altered habitats such as fallow plots in urban areas covered by short (< 1m tall) grass-like vegetation. Males call either from within underground chambers or exposed (Giaretta and Costa, 2007). The reproductive season coincides with the rainy season (September-February). Clutch size is unknown (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm. 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to livestock grazing, tourism and fire.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Ariovaldo A. Giaretta 2010. Leptodactylus jolyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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