Chiasmocleis mantiqueira
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae
Species Description: Cruz, Feio & Cassini, 2007 New species of Chiasmocleis Mehelo, 1904 (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from the Mantiqueira mountain range, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. ARQUIVOS DO MUSEU NACIONAL 65 (1): 33-38

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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

Chiasmocleis mantiqueira is currently only known from the type locality, Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro (20 53’S, 42 31’W, 1227 masl), District of Careço, Municipality of Ervália, Minas Gerais state, Brazil (Cruz et al., 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs in the Atlantic rainforest domain. Inidividuals were found after strong rains, at the edge of a temporary lake (Lagoa das Bromélias), with ca 250m2 of water surface. This lake is found within an epiphyte-rich forest (Cruz et al., 2007).


The type series is comprised of 15 specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs within Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro, which is a conservation unit managed by the Instituto Estadual de Florestas do Estado de Minas Gerais. It is an area that covers ca 13000ha (Cruz et al., 2007).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Chiasmocleis mantiqueira can be distinguished from other congeners by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Cruz et al., 2007).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Chiasmocleis mantiqueira. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136064A4226232. .Downloaded on 18 November 2018


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