Stereocyclops histrio
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae

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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 known only from two nearby localities in the state of Bahia, eastern Brazil, Ilhéus and Una, where occurs up to 60m asl. It probably occurs more widely, but its distribution is very poorly known.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in primary and secondary forest, and is probably an explosive breeder in temporary pools.


In 1999, after an absence of records for 50 years, it was rediscovered at Una, where many specimens were found. However, there is still no clear picture of its overall population status, and it is probably a very hard species to detect when it is not breeding.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are probably related to habitat loss due to agricultural development, logging, tourism and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Reserva Biológica de Una.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Bruno Pimenta, Débora Silvano 2004. Stereocyclops histrio. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T10634A3206359. .Downloaded on 18 November 2018


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