Megaelosia massarti
family: Hylodidae

© 2004 Ariovaldo Giaretta (1 of 2)
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 region of the type locality (Alto da Serra), and Boraceia, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and probably occurs at least a little more widely. It has been recorded between 700-900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs along small to medium-sized mountain streams in the forest. Adults and juveniles are diurnal and have been observed on large rocks, or in the water. Larvae have been observed in slow water in the deepest parts of a mountain stream.


The population status is unknown, it is only known from a few specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are unknown, but the species' habitat is secured within a very good protected area.

This species has recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection (Toledo et al., 2006b).

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps with the Estação Biológica de Boracéia.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from the synonymy of Megaelosia goeldii by Giaretta, Bokermann and Haddad (1993), where it had been placed by Lutz (1930).


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ana Maria Telles, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2010. Megaelosia massarti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57184A11582826. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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