Proceratophrys boiei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Proceratophrys boiei
Species Authority: (Wied-Neuwied, 1824)
Taxonomic Notes: This species is a complex of several species (S. Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva and A. Carnaval pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-13
Assessor(s): Diva Borges-Najosa, Gabriel Skuk
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species from eastern Brazil ranges from the State of Pernambuco, south to the State Santa Catarina, with isolated populations at Maranguape and Ibiapaba in Ceará. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.
Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe)
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in primary and secondary forest, on the forest edge, and in degraded areas near forest. It lives in the forest leaf-litter. It spawns in temporary slow-flowing water in forest or on the forest edge.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is apparently subject to illegal trade, both nationally and internationally.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, human settlement and tourism. It is also harvested for the international pet trade, though this is unlike to have a significant impact on the populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Bibliography [top]

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Dixo, M. and Verdade, V.K. 2006. Herpetofauna de serrapilheira da Reserva Florestal de Morro Grande, Cotia (SP). Biota Neotropica: 1-20.

dos Santos, E.M. and Carnaval, A.C.O.Q. 2002. Anfibios anuros do Estado de Pernambuco. In: Tabarelli, M. and da Silva, J.M.C. (eds), Diagnostico da Biodiversidade de Pernambuco, pp. 529-536. Editora Massangana, Recife, Brasil.

Haddad, C.F.B. and Sazima, I. 1992. Anfíbios anuros da Serra do Japi. In: Morellato, L.P.C. (ed.), História Natural da Serra do Japi: ecologia e preservação de uma área florestal no sudeste do Brasil, Editora da UNICAMP/FAPESP, Campinas, Brasil.

Heyer, W.R., Rand, A.S., Cruz, C.A.G., Peixoto, O.L. and Nelson, C.E. 1990. Frogs of Boracéia. Arquivos de Zoologia: 231-410.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.2). Available at: (Accessed: 29 June 2010).

Izecksohn, E. and Carvalho-e-Silva, S.P. 2001. Anfíbios do município do Rio de Janeiro. Editora UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro.

Izecksohn, E., Cruz, C.A.G. and Peixoto, O.L. 1979. Notas sobre o girino de Proceratophrys boiei (Wied) (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae). Revista Brasileira de Biologia: 233-236.

Lutz, B. 1954. Anfíbios Anuros do Distrito Federal. Memórias do instituto Oswaldo Cruz: 155-197.

Citation: Diva Borges-Najosa, Gabriel Skuk 2010. Proceratophrys boiei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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