Bokermannohyla itapoty
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Lugli and Haddad. 2006. New species of Bokermannohyla (Anura: Hylidae) from central Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 40(1).
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Bokermannohyla itapoty is known from the type locality (Lençois River, 12 33 13 S, 41 24 48 W) in Serra do Sincora (500-1300 masl), Chapada Diamantina, Municipality of Lençois, and from the Municipalities of Andaraí, Mucugé, and Palmeiras, state of Bahia, in Northeastern Brazil (Lugli and Haddad, 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

The species can be found in rocky montane fields. Both adults and juveniles were active at night close to streams.
During the day, adults were seen on rocks, sandy soil, or rupicolous vegetation, generally in sunlight, but some occupied rock crevices. When found in sunlight, B. itapoty were on moist rocks or in stream beds. Prolonged breeder, males called throughout the year, on stones, in rock crevices, or perched on rupicolous vegetation, but some call from bushes and trees. Calling activity began at sunset and continued throughout the night. Males were territorial and frequently fought to defend calling sites (may be used for oviposition). Juveniles were observed on rocks in the stream bed. Egg clutches were deposited as a loose aggregate on the rocky bottom of stream backwaters; egg clutches obtained in aquaria contained 186–445 eggs (295.4 +- 92.2, N = 8). Tadpoles in different developmental stages and recently metamorfosed froglets were found throughout the year. Tadpoles were active during the hottest hours of the day into night. They were found in the rocky substrate of streams and generally remained in backwaters with little or no current, avoiding areas of high flow (Lugli and Haddad, 2006).


No population status information is available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its likely wide distribution, occurrence in an area where its habitats are not significantly threatened, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Bokermannohyla alvarengai group. Bokermannohyla itapoty differs from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters, colour patterns and advertisement call features (Lugli and Haddad, 2006).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Bokermannohyla itapoty. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135726A4193963. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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