Chiasmocleis sapiranga
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae
Species Description: Cruz, Caramaschi, Napoli 2006 New species of Chiasmocleis (Anura: Microhylidae) from the Atlantic rain forest of northeastern Bahia, Brazil. So Amer J Herpetology 1(4):1-10.
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

The species is known from Sapiranga Reserve (12 34’ S; 38 02’ W, 12 masl), Municipality of Mata de São João, state of Bahia, Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

Sapiranga Reserve lies within a “restinga” forest, which is an ecosystem restricted to the Atlantic Forest Biome and
is typically known as coastal sand dune habitats, covered with herbaceous and shrubby vegetation, common along the Brazilian coastline. The Reserve includes 500 hectares covered by arboreal vegetation, with various water sources such as springs, streams, freshwater and brackish rivers, lakes, ponds, as well as areas without bodies of water with a few terrestrial bromeliads (N < 20 bromeliads per 1000 m2), and sandy areas without bodies of water with a high density of bromeliads (N > 100 bromeliads per 1000 m2) (Cruz et al., 2007).

Individuals of C. sapiranga have only been collected with pitfall-traps in the past, despite active search efforts. These were collected in plots with arboreal vegetation with temporary ponds and/or permanent lakes, arboreal vegetation with rivers, springs or streams, and arboreal vegetation without bodies of water on the ground; however, they appear to be more common in the latter two environments (Cruz et al., 2007).


No population status is available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is found within the perimeter of Sapiranga Reserve.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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

Taxonomic Notes

In the Chiasmocleis leucosticta group according to the original publication. Chiasmocleis sapiranga is diagnosed by a combination of morphological characters and colour patterns (Cruz et al., 2007).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Chiasmocleis sapiranga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136127A4245064. .Downloaded on 15 November 2018


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