Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus
family: Bufonidae

© 2010 Mauro Teixeira Jr (1 of 1)
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 is known only from the lowlands up to 900m asl in the States of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, in southern Brazil. Records from Rio Grande do Sul in extreme southern Brazil probably refer to other species.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads inside primary, secondary and seasonally flooded forests where it lays its eggs. The larvae develop in bromeliads. It does not survive in heavily degraded areas.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are habitat loss due to livestock grazing, clear-cutting, collection of bromeliads, 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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Paulo Garcia, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2010. Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T54806A11204311. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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