Phyllodytes edelmoi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
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 recently described species is known from several localities in north-eastern Brazil in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco: Mata do Catole, in the municipality of Maceio; Rio Largo; Mata da Salava; the Estación Ecológica Murici; and Jaqueira. It occurs from sea level up to 650m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in arboreal bromeliads in forest, and also in bromeliads in rocky outcrops, but it has not been found in disturbed habitats. It breeds by larval development in bromeliads.


This is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are probably related to habitat loss due to agricultural development, wood extraction, human settlement and collection of bromeliads. The area where it is found is suffering from severe fragmentation and reduction in extent of forest patches, and some populations in Alagoas appear to be at severe risk as a result of this.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Frei Caneca and in the Estación Ecológica Murici.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Eliza Maria Xavier Freire, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Phyllodytes edelmoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55832A11376763. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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