Adenomera thomei
family: Leptodactylidae
Species Description: Almeida Angulo 2006 A new species of Leptodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, with remarks on the systematics of associated populations Zootaxa 1334: 1-25

© 2008 Dr. Ariadne Angulo (1 of 7)

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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

The species is known from the locality of Povoação, at sea level, municipality of Linhares, northern portion of the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, although it is possible that it may also occur in Governador Lindemberg, Espírito Santo and in southern Bahia, Brazil (Almeida and Angulo, 2006). The species has recently been recorded and collected in Mimoso do Sul, southern Espírito Santo, extending its range by ca 300 km (A.P. Almeida, pers. comm. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

Leptodactylus thomei is a leaf litter inhabitant of cacao plantations within alluvial forests. It breeds in temporary ponds, and its tadpoles need water to complete their ontogenetic development (Almeida and Angulo, 2002). Reproductive activity goes from August to March, coinciding with the rainy season in this area (Almeida and Angulo, 2006). Foam nests have been found to contain 27-29 tadpoles (Almeida and Angulo, 2002), a collected female released 32 eggs (Almeida and Angulo, 2006).


The species is common to abundant in the rainy season at the locality of Povoação.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are currently known for this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its likely wide distribution, occurrence in an area where its habitats are not significantly threatened, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Leptodactylus marmoratus species group according to the original publication. Leptodactylus thomei can be differentiated from other similar species by its advertisement call, reproductive and morphological features (Almeida and Angulo, 2006).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Adenomera thomei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136182A4256197. .Downloaded on 13 December 2018


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