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Phasmahyla exilis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

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 only from three localities in eastern and southeastern Brazil: Santa Teresa (type locality) and Cariacica in the State of Espírito Santo; and Jussari in the State of Bahia. It presumably occurs between these areas, and can be expected to occur at least a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a forest species that cannot tolerate serious deforestation. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging streams, and when hatched they fall in to the stream below where they develop further.

Population

It is very common where it occurs. At the type locality it appears to have experienced a significant decline (Eterovick, et al., 2005).

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, and logging and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from two protected areas: Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Serra do Teimoso (Bahia); and Reserva Biólogica duas Bocas. Population monitoring is needed to determine wheter or not the species is in decline.

Citation

Bruno Pimenta, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Phasmahyla exilis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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