Aplastodiscus cavicola
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2013 Thiago R. Carvalho (1 of 4)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 from south-eastern Brazil ranges from Santa Teresa in the state of EspĂ­rito Santo to Juiz de Fora in the south-east of the state of Minas Gerais, from 70-800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in primary and secondary forests, and clearings inside forest, and is found on the border of small streams where it builds subterranean nests. The males call from underground, and the larvae develop in permanent streams.


It is common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to livestock grazing, wood plantations, clear-cutting, fire and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in some protected areas.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Aplastodiscus (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Aplastodiscus cavicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55437A11311450. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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