Physalaemus kroyeri
family: Leptodactylidae

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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 from northeastern Brazil ranges from the northern part of the State of Minas Gerais (at Manga) and from the central part of the State of Bahia (at Itabuna), north to Sao Jose do Bonfim and Mamanguape in the State of Paraiba. It occurs up to 240m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in "Caatinga" dry savannah, and spreads into open areas where the Atlantic forest is cleared. It is terrestrial, and is usually found near temporary ponds or in the water. It breeds in temporary ponds, building a foam nest.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing and fire.

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 broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Cristina Arzabe, D├ębora Silvano 2004. Physalaemus kroyeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57261A11611290. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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