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Hylodes phyllodes
family: Hylodidae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from Serra do Mar, in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro State, and Ilha Grande, in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. It has been recorded up to 900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This diurnal species inhabits primary and secondary forest along streams. Males call next to or over small streams on roots, rocks, and leaves. It breeds, and tadpoles develop in small-forested streams. It has not been collected outside forest habitat.

Population

There has been an observed decline at Boracéia, but this appears to have reversed and it is now considered a very common species. It is more common in primary compared to secondary forest.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Habitat loss due to tourism disturbance and infrastructure development for human settlement is a major threat.

The cause of the observed decline is not known, although this species has recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection (Toledo et al., 2006b).

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and population status is needed, in particular to try and determine what caused the apparent decline.

Citation

Carlos Frederico da Rocha, Monique Van Sluys, Ana Maria Telles, Jaime Bertoluci 2010. Hylodes phyllodes. In: IUCN 2014

 

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