Dasypops schirchi
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 occurs on the coastal plain of the states of Espírito Santo and southern Bahia, south-eastern Brazil, ranging up to 60m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in forest, including secondary forest and forest edges, but not open areas. It is an explosive breeder in temporary pools in forest and on the forest edge.


There is no information on the population status of this cryptic species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, logging, industry, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Reserva Biólogica de Sooretama, which forms part of the Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves World Heritage Site.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Espírito Santo and Bahia.


Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Dasypops schirchi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57803A11683690. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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