Physalaemus atlanticus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Physalaemus atlanticus
Species Authority: Haddad & Sazima, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Neil Cox, Simon Stuart
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the municipality of Ubatuba, on the northern coast of São Paulo State, Brazil. All specimens collected and observed were at an altitude of 0-50m asl. It probably has a genuinely restricted distribution that is characteristic of the Physalaemus signifer group to which it belongs.
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with ponds or leaf-litter of the coastal plain in the Atlantic rainforest. It reproduces on the forest floor near places that are prone to flooding. The eggs are laid in a foam nest built on the water surface, and are anchored to the margins of ponds, or alternatively, on the wet leaf-litter close to the ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are not known, but it might be affected by localized forest loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been collected in the Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar. There is a need for further survey work to determine, and monitor, the population status of this species.

Citation: Neil Cox, Simon Stuart 2004. Physalaemus atlanticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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