Physalaemus lisei
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2003 Dr. Axel Kwet (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 occurs in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, at elevations of 0-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits leaf-litter of damp woodland, frequently in secondary forests or transition zones from woodland to grassland. During breeding the frogs are found at small ponds or temporary waterbodies such as road puddles. The eggs are laid in foam nests attached to grass stems at the margins of ponds.


It is an abundant and stable species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss due to deforestation is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas. Research actions and creation of new protected areas is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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.


D├ębora Silvano, Paulo Garcia 2004. Physalaemus lisei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57262A11595807. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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