Leptodactylus cupreus
family: Leptodactylidae
Species Description: Caramaschi U, Feio RN, Sao-Pedro VA 2008 A new species of Leptodactylus Fitzinger (Anura, Leptodactylidae) from Serra do Brigadeiro, State of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 1861:44-54.
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 new species is known only from type locality: Lagoa das Bromélias, Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro, District of Careço, Municipality of Ervália, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil (Caramaschi et al. 2008). The type locality is associated to the northern part of the Mantiqueira Mountain Range Complex. The species has been recorded at 1,227 m asl (Caramaschi et al. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is found in the vicinity of a temporary pond that completely dries up during the dry season (April to September), but which has ca 250 m² of water surface in the rainy season (October to March). The pond is found within a forest fragment rich in epiphytic flora (Caramaschi et al. 2008). This species is presumed to breed by laying eggs in foam nests.


It is a locally common species during the early wet season. Males have been reported to congregate in densities of up to 20 individuals at the beginning of the wet season (Caramaschi et al. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information available on major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs within the boundaries of the Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro, a 13,000 ha conservation unit managed by the Instituto Estadual de Florestas of the State of Minas Gerais (Caramaschi et al. 2008). More research is needed to determine the species' geographic distribution, population status, life history and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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

Taxonomic Notes

In the Leptodactylus fuscus species group according to the original description (Caramaschi et al. 2008).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2010. Leptodactylus cupreus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T158473A5200398. .Downloaded on 13 December 2018


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