Physalaemus angrensis
family: Leptodactylidae
Species Description: Weber, Pedreira Gonzaga & Potsch De Carvalho-E-Silva 2005 A new species of Physalaemus Fitzinger, 1826 from the lowland Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae). Arq Mus Nac (Rio J) 63 (4): 678
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 species is known only from the right bank of the Florestão river (22 55’ S, 44 21’ W; near sea level), Ariró, Municipality of Angra dos Reis, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Weber et al., 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals of Physalaemus angrensis were collected near sea level, associated with ponds or leaf litter from the coastal plain in the Atlantic Forest domain. They are often found under dead leaves on the edge of temporary ponds at very disturbed sites near the border of secondary forests. Males call at late afternoon during the rainy season (October to February) in this region (Weber et al., 2006).

It is possible that P. signifer (and probably also P. spiniger) occur in the same habitat. Two species of the P. signifer group are geographically close to P. angrensis: P. atlanticus and P. moreirae, known respectively from a lowland and a mountain locality in northeastern São Paulo state (Weber et al., 2006).


No population status information is available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

A member of the Physalaemus signifer group according to the original publication. The new species can be differentiated from similar species by a combination of morphological characters and advertisement call features (Weber et al., 2006).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Physalaemus angrensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135843A4210011. .Downloaded on 10 December 2018


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