Dendrophryniscus leucomystax
family: Bufonidae

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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 is known from the lowland coastal forests of the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná, and from northern Santa Catarina State, Brazil. It occurs at very low elevations.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in secondary and primary forest on leaves near the ground and in bogs. It breeds in rain pools on the ground. It is not known to occur in anthropogenic habitats.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Clear-cutting of forests, and large-scale livestock farming is an increasing threat within the range of the species.

Conservation Actions

The species' occurs within several protected areas, mainly within its northern range. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ulisses Caramaschi, Magno Vicente Segalla 2004. Dendrophryniscus leucomystax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54808A11204787. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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