Megaelosia lutzae
family: Hylodidae
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 only from the type locality, Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, on the border of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, although it probably occurs more widely. The locality is somewhere between 500-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

During the day it is found on emergent rocks in shallow places in streams in primary forest. Eggs are laid under large rocks in moderately-sized forest streams, in which the larvae also develop.


The population status of this species is unknown, as it is known only from a few specimens. However, it is not considered rare, but just very difficult to catch as it is very agile.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown, but the type locality is in a very secure national park, providing very good protection for its habitat.

Conservation Actions

Parque Nacional do Itatiaia is the only protected area from which it is currently known.

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.


Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Megaelosia lutzae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57183A11582381. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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