Ischnocnema parva
family: Brachycephalidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 widely in southeastern Brazil in the States of Espírito Santo, southern Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and possibly elsewhere. It ranges up to 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the floor of primary and secondary forest in the leaf-litter, and does not occur in open habitats. It breeds by direct development, and eggs have been found in a low bank of earth.


It is a very common species. It has experienced a population decline at Estação Biológica de Boracéia (Eterovick, et al., 2005).

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas. Population monitoring is needed to determine the current status of the populations in Estação Biológica de Boracéia.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Taxonomic Notes

This species is a complex comprising many species (C.A.G. Cruz pers. comm.).


Monique Van Sluys, Carlos Frederico da Rocha 2010. Ischnocnema parva. In: IUCN 2014


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