Proceratophrys boiei
Boie's Frog, Rio de Janeiro's Smooth Horned Frog, sapo-de-chifre, sapo-folha, intanha-pequena.
family: Odontophrynidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status Least Concern (LC)
National Status Not listed
Regional Status Not listed


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


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 Cear√°. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.

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.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

It occurs in many protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is a complex of several species (S. Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva and A. Carnaval pers. comm.).


Diva Borges-Najosa, Gabriel Skuk 2010. Proceratophrys boiei. In: IUCN 2014


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