Ischnocnema lactea
family: Brachycephalidae

© 2012 Diogo B. Provete (1 of 1)
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 from southeastern Brazil is known from the States of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It is a high-altitude species, occurring at 800-2,500m asl. The type series from Iguape might have been from a lower altitude, but this area is now a city.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in the leaf-litter on the floor of primary and old secondary forest, but not in more open areas. It breeds by direct development.


It is not common in some places, but is common in others.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, logging, fires and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

This species is a complex of several species (C.A.G. Cruz pers. comm.).


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Ischnocnema lactea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56696A11508917. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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