Physalaemus insperatus
family: Leptodactylidae
Species Description: Cruz CAG Cassini CS Caramaschi U 2008 A new species of the genus Physalaemus Fitzinger, 1826 (Anura, Leiuperidae) from southern Brazil. South American Journal of Herpetology 3(3): 239- 243.
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

This species is only known from the type locality: Área de Proteção Ambiental Guaratuba, Serra da Pedra Branca do Araraquara, Municipality of Guaratuba, state of Paraná, Brazil (Cruz et al. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in the Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil. There is no information available on the microhabitat and ecology of this species, although it presumably breeds in still water and goes through a larval stage.


No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction in the form of urban development (commercial and residential) and land use change (for e.g. agriculture) is a general threat to Atlantic Forest.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs within a protected area, Área de Proteção Ambiental Guaratuba (Cruz et al. 2008).

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 Physalaemus olfersii species group according to the original description (Cruz et al. 2008).


Angulo, A. 2009. Physalaemus insperatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158537A5209849. .Downloaded on 13 December 2018


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