Physalaemus marmoratus can be found in the states of Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso, and Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), and also in Paraguay (Nascimento et al., 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
Physalaemus marmoratus breeds in temporary shallow ponds of open habitats. Males call floating on the water with the large vocal sac inflated. During the axillary amplexus a foam nest is constructed on the water surface where the unpigmented eggs are deposited (Nascimento et al., 2006).
It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.
This is an uncommon species.
There are no major threats, although agricultural activities could be a threat in eastern Paraguay, and probably also in parts of Brazil.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Nascimento et al. (2006) associate Gomphobates marmoratus to the
genus Physalaemus, and indicate that this name refers to specimens previously identified as Physalaemus fuscomaculatus.
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Physalaemus marmoratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57257A11610370. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T57257A11610370.en