Macrogenioglottus alipioi
family: Odontophrynidae

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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 from eastern Brazil ranges from the central part of the State of Alagoas, south to the state of São Paulo. It is a lowland species, occurring up to 600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in primary and old secondary forest, and also in agro forestry systems such as cacao plantations. It is usually found on the ground near waterbodies. It is an explosive breeder, using temporary still waters.


It is generally uncommon, though it is locally very common in cacao plantations in the State of Espírito Santo. At Reserva Florestal de Morro Grande, the use of sampling techniques that target leaf litter taxa shed 18 individuals for this species (Dixo and Verdade, 2006).

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Vanessa Verdade, Gabriel Skuk 2010. Macrogenioglottus alipioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57178A11580779. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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