Frostius pernambucensis
family: Bufonidae
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 States of ParaĆ­ba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and northeastern Bahia, in coastal northeastern Brazil. It occurs patchily within its range, not in all areas of apparently suitable habitat. It occurs up to 800 masl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads, and in forest-floor leaf-litter inside primary and secondary forest. It is dependent upon bromeliads in which lays its eggs. The larvae develop in bromeliads. It does not survive in heavily degraded habitats.


It occurs patchily, but is common where it occurs.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, and collection of bromeliads, wood plantations 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.


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Frostius pernambucensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T54812A11206526. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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