Dendrophryniscus krausae
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Cruz CAG, Fusinatto LA. 2008. A new species of Dendrophryniscus, Jimenez de la Espada, 1871 (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae) from the Atlantic rain forest of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. South American Journal of Herpetology 3(1): 22-26.
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

This species is known from Reserva Biológica da Serra Geral, Barra do Ouro, Municipality of Maquiné, and Itaimbezinho Canyon, Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra, Municipality of Cambará do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Cruz and Fusinatto 2008). It is found between 800 and 870 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits Atlantic rain forests. Individuals can be found on rocks, in the leaf litter and inside bromeliads about 1.5 m high (Cruz and Fusinatto 2008). It likely reproduces in bromeliads by larval development.


There is currently no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction in the form of urban development (commercial and residential) and land use change (for e.g. agriculture) is a general threat to Atlantic forests.

Conservation Actions

This species is known to occur in two well preserved and protected areas in the northeastern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul: Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra and Reserva Biológica da Serra Geral (Cruz and Fusinatto 2008).

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

Associated with the Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus group according to the original description (Cruz and Fusinatto 2008).


Angulo, A. 2009. Dendrophryniscus krausae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158476A5200886. .Downloaded on 17 November 2018


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