Cycloramphus fuliginosus
family: Cycloramphidae
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 occurs along the Atlantic coast of Brazil from the southeastern part of the State of Bahia, south to the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It ranges up to 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This nocturnal species lives in primary and secondary forest, but not in open areas, where it lives on stones at the margins of forest streams, where it breeds. The tadpoles develop out of the water in the splash zone of waterfalls.


It is generally a common species. In the State of Rio de Janeiro, it was very common, then apparently disappeared for no obvious reason, and then reappeared and is now very common again.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, logging, fire 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.


Vanessa Verdade, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Cycloramphus fuliginosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56369A11468170. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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