AmphibiaWeb - Phyllomedusa tomopterna
Phyllomedusa tomopterna
Tiger-striped Leaf Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae
genus: Phyllomedusa

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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View Bd and Bsal data (2 records).

Source credit:
Guia de Sapos da Reserva Adolpho Ducke, Amazonia Central by Lima et al. 2005

INPA (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia)
PPBio (Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade)
PELD (Pesquisas Ecológicas de Longa Duração)

Males 44-54 mm, females 60 mm. The dorsum is uniform green. The flanks and inner surfaces of legs, hands, and feet are orange with vertical black stripes. Ventral coloration is white or orange. The iris is silvery or grayish (Lima et al. 2005).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela


View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (2 records).
Northern South America: eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, southern Colombia, southern and eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, northern Bolivia. Occurs in pristine tropical rainforest up to 500 m asl, usually found on trees or shrubs around pools during the wet season (La Marca et al. 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The species is arboreal and nocturnal. Males call from trees or shrubs near ponds mainly between December and May. Clutches contain about 70 unpigmented eggs in a gelatinous mass that are deposited in leaf nests over ponds. Tadpoles fall into the water after hatching, where they develop until metamorphosis (Lima et al. 2005).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities

First described by Cope (1868).


Cope, E. D. (1868). ''An examination of the Reptilia and Batrachia obtained by the Orton expedition to Equador and the upper Amazon, with notes on other species.'' Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 20, 96-140.

La Marca, E., Azevedo-Ramos, C., Coloma, L. A., and Ron, S. 2008. Phyllomedusa tomopterna. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. . Downloaded on 14 March 2011.

Lima, A. P., Magnusson, W. E., Menin, M., Erdtmann, L. K., Rodrigues, D. J., Keller, C., and Hödl, W. (2005). Guia de Sapos da Reserva Adolpho Ducke, Amazonia Central. Átterna Design Editorial, Manaus. [link]

Originally submitted by: Albertina P. Lima, William E. Magnusson, Marcelo Menin, Luciana K. Erdtmann, Domingos J. Rodrigues, Claudia Keller, Walter Hödl (first posted 2007-11-27)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2011-03-14)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2011 Phyllomedusa tomopterna: Tiger-striped Leaf Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 15, 2022.

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