Adelophryne pachydactyla


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Adelophryne pachydactyla
Species Authority: Hoogmoed, Borges & Cascon, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Diva Borges-Najosa, Flora Junca
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 two localities in the state of Bahia in eastern Brazil: Fazenda Luzitania on the Rio Almada near Ilheus; and Santa Teresinha. It presumably occurs more widely, including in intervening areas between the two known localities. It is found up to 800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little information on the population status of this species, which is known from only four specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: At Fazenda Luzitania, a single specimen was collected in a cacao farm under cacao trees, bananas and some larger, emergent shade trees, on the ground in the leaf-litter near a small creek. At Santa Teresinha specimens were collected in terrestrial bromeliads in forest. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to it are probably related to habitat loss due to agricultural development, creation of wood plantations, collection of bromeliads and logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in the Reserva Particular do Partimônio Natural Serra do Jequitibá.

Bibliography [top]

Hoogmoed, M.S., Borges, D.M. and Cascon, P. 1994. Three new species of the genus Adelophryne (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae) from northeastern Brazil, with remarks on the other species of the genus. Zoologischer Mededelinger Leiden: 271-300.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Citation: Diva Borges-Najosa, Flora Junca 2004. Adelophryne pachydactyla. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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