Elachistocleis surumu
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae
Species Description: Caramaschi U 2010 Notes on the taxonomic status of Elachistocleis ovalis (Schneider, 1799) and description of five new species of Elachistocleis Parker, 1927 (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae). Boletim do Museu Nacional Nova Serie Rio de Janeiro, Basil 527:1-30.
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

Known from two localities within the Municipality of Pacaraima, Roraima, Brazil (Caramaschi 2010). This species has been found from the lowlands to 121 m altitude at Vila Surumu, Municipality of Pacaraima, Roraima, Brazil (Caramaschi 2010).

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits lowland rainforests. Based on information from congeners it is presumed to be a fossorial species that can be found within leaf litter, breeds in ponds and has aquatic larvae (Toledo et al. 2011).


There is no population status information currently available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation actions are currently known for this species. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient given that it has recently been described and there is little information on its extent of occurrence, population status, habitat requirements and threats.

Taxonomic Notes

Caramaschi (2010) considered Elachistocleis ovalis a nomen dubium associated to a species inquirenda (a species of doubtful identity requiring further investigation); biological populations in Brazil formerly associated to this name were reassigned to other species.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2013. Elachistocleis surumu. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T18435501A19809169. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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