Ischnocnema nigriventris
family: Brachycephalidae
Taxonomic Notes: This species long was known only from three juvenile lectotypes (described in 1925). It was rediscovered near the type locality in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, redescribed, and revalidated as a species (Berneck et al. Zootaxa 2013 3694: 131-142).
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 is known only from the type locality in the Serra de Cubatão, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, at around 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The type locality is old secondary forest, and the specimens were all collected on either the forest floor or on low vegetation. This species presumably breeds by direct development, like other species in the genus.


It is known only from three specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is currently known only from within a protected area, so its habitat is currently protected, although air pollution has been a problem in this region in the past.

Conservation Actions

This species' only known locality is within Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus bolbodactylus (Pombal and Cruz 1999).


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ronald Heyer 2004. Ischnocnema nigriventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56790A11524076. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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