Physalaemus irroratus is only known from the type locality: Fazenda Duas Barras (16 25' S, 40 03' W; 800 m above sea level), Municipality of Santa Maria do Salto, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This locality is in the Serra do Cariri mountain range, which separates the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia, as well as the basins of Jequitinhonha and Buranhém rivers (Cruz et al., 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
Fazenda Duas Barras is an unprotected area within the Atlantic rain forest domain, characterized by the presence of large, well-preserved or secondary forest patches, associated with cattle breeding activities. Physalaemus irroratus have been found during the wet season (October and January). Males call floating on small temporary ponds at the edge of forested areas, and foam nests are deposited on these temporary ponds (Cruz et al., 2007).
No population status is available for this species.
There are no major threats currently known for this species.
No conservation measures are currently 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 information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
In the Physalaemus signifer species group according to the original publication. Physalaeumus irroratus is differentiated from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters and advertisement call features (Cruz et al., 2007).
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Physalaemus irroratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136084A4228790. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136084A4228790.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018