Fritziana fissilis
family: Hemiphractidae

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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

This species is known from the mountains of southeastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Espírito Santo States), from 500-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in the forest sitting on vegetation 1-3 metres above the ground, mostly in bromeliads. Females carry the eggs in a pouch and release the tadpoles into bromeliads. It can live in disturbed habitats, almost anywhere with trees. They need bromeliads to breed.


This is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction due to clear-cutting of forests is a localized threat, however there are no major threats to the species overall survival at present.

Conservation Actions

The species' range overlaps with several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich, et al., 2005).


Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2010. Fritziana fissilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55315A11290233. .Downloaded on 11 December 2018


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