Melanophryniscus alipioi
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Langone JA, Segalla MV, Bornschein MR, de Sa RO. 2008. A new reproductive mode in the genus Melanophryniscus Gallardo, 1961 (Anura: Bufonidae) with discription of a new species from the state of Parana, Brazil. South American Journal of Herpetology 3(1): 1-9.
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

This species is only known from Serra do Capivarí in the northeastern state of Paraná, Brazil, at elevations above 1,400 m asl. It is likely to be endemic to the Serra do Capivarí (Langone et al. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The area where this species occurs is included within the “campos de altitude” in the Atlantic Forest. Individuals can be found during daytime, on the ground or most often inside terrestrial bromeliads. This species deposits its egg clusters in the axils of bromeliads (Langone et al. 2008). It is considered to be a habitat specialist (J. Langone pers. comm. June 2009).


It is possibly commonly encountered during the breeding season (J. Langone pers. comm. June 2009).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The montane area where the species occurs undergoes periodical burnings due to unregulated fire use by the local residents (see Langone et al. 2008); these fires may be for agricultural purposes (J. Langone pers. comm. June 2009).

Conservation Actions

No conservation actions are currently known for this species. It is important to implement a public awareness programme to avoid the indiscriminate use of fire in the region (J. Langone pers. comm. June 2009).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Langone, J. & Angulo, A. 2009. Melanophryniscus alipioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158544A5210844. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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