Aplastodiscus eugenioi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Carvalho-E-Silva AMPT, Carvalho-E-Silva 2005 New species of the Hyla albofrenata group, from the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil (Anura, Hylidae). J. Herpetol. 39:73-81

© 2009 Sergio Potsch (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from sea level to 300m asl along the coasts of north-eastern São Paulo and south-western Rio de Janeiro States, south-east Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs near very straight, flowing streams inside lowland Atlantic forest. During the day, adults can be found in bromeliads in high trees or in coiled leaves of Musaceae and Marantaceae vegetation. Males call at night from similar locations, and bushes or banana trees. Breeding is concentrated from August to January. The larvae are lotic-benthic, hiding between stones and pebbles on the sandy substrate of narrow canopied forest streams.


No information is currently available on its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The Atlantic forest in which this species occurs has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture. Forest is increasingly being cleared for coastal development projects.

Conservation Actions

This species is not known to occur in any protected areas, and improved habitat protection is clearly needed.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Aplastodiscus (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Sergio Potsch de Carvalho e Silva 2006. Aplastodiscus eugenioi. In: IUCN 2014


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