Rhinella hoogmoedi is distributed along the Atlantic Rain Forest of Eastern Brazil, from the state of Ceará to the state of Paraná. There are three juvenile specimens from Leopoldina, state of Rio de Janeiro, collected in 1938. Currently, Leopoldina is inside the City of Rio de Janeiro and R. hoogmoedi is not present in this city (Caramaschi and Pombal, 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals of Rhinella hoogmoedi may be found inside the forest at night, resting on vegetation a few centimeters above the ground. The reproduction is explosive, when males can be heard by day and night. Males vocalize on the ground or tree trunks up to 60 cm above the ground near ponds or slack water of rivulets inside forest or restinga (Caramaschi and Pombal, 2006).
There is no population status information available for this species.
No major threats are known to this species.
No conservation measures are known for this species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Rhinella hoogmoedi can be distinguished by a combination of morphological features (Caramaschi and Pombal, 2006).
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Rhinella hoogmoedi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136141A4249132. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136141A4249132.en