Dendropsophus ruschii
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2010 Pedro L. V. Peloso (1 of 2)
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 only from two localities 60km apart (Domingos Martins and Santa Teresa) in EspĂ­rito Santo State in the Atlantic coastal forest region of south-eastern Brazil, at 600-800m asl. It might occur a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found only in secondary forest, and breeds in small, swift, clean mountain brooks. It does not appear to survive outside forest. It lives on vegetation 1-4m above the streams, and the egg clutches are attached to leaves overhanging the streams.


It is a rare species, though there have been some recent records.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are probably related to habitat loss due to agricultural development (for wood plantations and livestock grazing), and clear-cutting and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas, and the establishment of new protected areas is a matter of urgency. Surveys are urgently needed to determine whether or not this species is in decline.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Dendropsophus ruschii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55637A11345600. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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