Physalaemus olfersii
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 occurs widely in southern and southeastern Brazil from the State of Santa Catarina north to the southern part of the state EspĂ­rito Santo and the southeastern part of the State of Minas Gerais. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in primary and secondary forest, living in the leaf-litter, on the ground or in low vegetation, including grass near marshy ponds at the edge of the forest. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds.


It is a very abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, clear-cutting, tourism 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.


Magno Vicente Segalla, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2010. Physalaemus olfersii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57269A11611700. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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