Sphaenorhynchus palustris
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 from eastern Brazil occurs in the States of EspĂ­rito Santo and Bahia, north to Praia do Forte. It is found close to sea level.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a very aquatic species, almost always found in small temporary and permanent pools or ponds at the borders of forests. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is similar to Sphaenorhynchus lacteus according to the original description.


Flora Junca, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Sphaenorhynchus palustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56017A11409689. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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