Melanophryniscus cambaraensis
family: Bufonidae

© 2003 Dr. Axel Kwet (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 type locality, Cambará do Sul, and from 80km to the south-west in Sao Francisco de Paula, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, at 900-1,100m asl. Its distribution is not well knon because its explosive breeding habits make it difficult to survey.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in open grassy habitats and borders of auracaria forest, where it breeds after rains in flooded areas near small streams or ditches, with the eggs being deposited between stones in shallow water.


It has apparently disappeared from the type locality but persists at Sao Francisco de Paula.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Fire and habitat loss due to cattle ranching are threats to this species, and it is potentially threatened by the international pet trade.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional da Serra Geral and Floresta Nacional de São Francisco de Paula. It is listed as vulnerable in the Rio Grande do Sul state threatened list.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Paulo Garcia, Axel Kwet, Débora Silvano 2004. Melanophryniscus cambaraensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54817A11208173. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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