Physalaemus rupestris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Physalaemus rupestris
Species Authority: Caramaschi, Carcerelli and Feio, 1991

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Bruno Pimenta
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Serra do Ibitipoca, at 1,200-1,680m asl in the state of Minas Gerais, south-eastern Brazil, although it might occur more widely.
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Population [top]

Population: It is not very common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in secondary forests and gallery forests (there being no primary forest left within its known range), living in leaf-litter or on stones near water. The eggs are deposited in foam nests in wide pools in temporary streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The only known site where this species occurs is well protected, so its main threats are habitat damage due to fire and the effects of tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca.

Citation: Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Physalaemus rupestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 March 2015.
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