Adenomera marmorata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Adenomera marmorata Steindachner, 1867
Leptodactylus marmorata Steindachner, 1867
Leptodactylus marmoratus (Steindachner, 1867)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species is a complex of several cryptic species. Kwet (2007) recently removed Leptodactylus nanus from the synonymy with Leptodactylus marmoratus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-12
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species from southeastern Brazil occurs in the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná. Populations in the states of Espírito Santo (Almeida and Angulo, 2006) and Santa Catarina (Kwet, 2007) were recently found not to be conspecific with Leptodactylus marmoratus. The species ranges up to 1200 masl.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species. It experienced a population decline at Estação Biológica de Boracéia, but has since rebounded and is abundant again.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a diurnal species that lives on the ground in primary and secondary forest, and also in clearings and on the forest edge, as well as in gardens. Males commonly call from the ground under vegetation in the late afternoons. The eggs are laid on the ground; tadpoles live and develop in the leaf-litter outside water.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, clear-cutting and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo. 2010. Adenomera marmorata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56311A11456008. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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