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Frostius erythrophthalmus
family: Bufonidae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Frostius erythrophthalmus is known from four localities in the Atlantic Rain Forest Domain in southern Bahia, Brazil, at altitudes between 140 and 920 masl (Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Frostius erythrophthalmus inhabits primary or slightly disturbed fragments of the hygrophilous forests of southern Bahia. Fragments at the type locality, in the contiguous forests of PE Serra do Conduru, and in the EEE Nova Esperan├ža are well preserved patches of ombrophilous forests. Individuals have been found during the night in leaf litter, sitting on the leaves of bushes or bromeliads, 0.1 to 0.7 m above ground, or climbing tree trunks. All specimens were found away from water bodies, suggesting an association with bromeliads (Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007).

Population

No population status is currently available for this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is known to occur in Parque Estadual (PE) Serra do Conduru (Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007).

Taxonomic Notes

Frostius erythrophthalmus can be distinguished from Frostius pernambucensis by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007).

Citation

Ariadne Angulo 2008. Frostius erythrophthalmus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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