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Chiasmocleis avilapiresae
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae
 
Species Description: Peloso PLV, Sturaro MJ 2008 A new species of narrow-mouthed frog of the genus Chiasmocleis Mehely 1904 (Anura, Microhylidae) from the Amazonian rainforest of Brazil. Zootaxa 1947:39-52.

© 2009 Pedro L. V. Peloso (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
A large species for the genus. Males reach 26.8 mm and females reach 37.8 mm in snout-vent length. Color of the dorsum grayish with reddish tones (some individuals may show yellowish dorsum). Forearm yellowish or orange. Belly cream colored or white with dark-brown or black spots of irregular size and shape (Peloso and Sturaro 2008; Peloso, pers. obs.). Males show dermal spines on the anterior portion of the chin.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

 

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Apparently widespread in several localities in Brazil, south of the Amazon river. Published records are for the states of Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará and Rondônia (Peloso and Sturaro 2008). It may occur more widely.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This is a terrestrial species. Data on reproductive ecology is lacking, but it is probably an explosive breeder. Females carry many small eggs (Peloso and Sturaro 2008). It seems locally abundant where it occurs. Individuals may be found foraging on the leaf litter during or after rain (Peloso, pers. obs.). Tadpoles and advertisement call are unknown.

Trends and Threats
C. avilapiresae was not assessed in current threatened species lists, however it should be considered as a Least Concern species. It has a broad distribution in southern Amazonia and there are records in at least two major Brazilian Governmental protected areas (P. Peloso, pers. obs.).

Comments
It is commonly misidentified in collections as C. bassleri, C. ventrimaculata and C. schudikarensis.

References

Peloso, P. L. V. and Sturaro, M. J. (2008). ''A new species of narrow-mouthed frog of the genus Chiasmocleis Méhel 1904 (Anura, Microhylidae) from the Amazonian rainforest of Brazil.'' Zootaxa, 1947, 39-52.



Written by Pedro L. V. Peloso (pedropeloso AT gmail.com), Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Pará, Brasil
First submitted 2009-03-15
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2009-03-15)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Chiasmocleis avilapiresae <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/7230> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 24, 2017.



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