This species is known from southeastern Brazil, in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and São Paulo States. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on vegetation near standing waterbodies in savannah, forest edge and anthropogenic areas such as pasture land and rural gardens. The eggs are laid in leaf nests above the water and fall into the permanent streams below. Reproductive activity for this species has been reported for the months of December through March, potentially also occurring from July to November and April-May (Abrunhosa et al., 2006).
It is a very common species.
There are no known threats to this common, adaptable species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is desirable.
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.
This species was first assessed under the generic name Phyllomedusa, but has since been transferred to the genus Pithecopus (Duellman et al. 2016).
This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2016. Pithecopus rohdei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T55862A107300162. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T55862A107300162.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018