Proceratophrys cristiceps
family: Odontophrynidae

© 2018 Mauro Teixeira Jr (1 of 4)
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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs widely in northeastern Brazil, from the central part of the State of Bahia, north to the States of Paraiba, Ceara and Piaui.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial frog found in dry "Caatinga" savannah and secondary forest. The eggs are laid in temporary streams.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, human settlement and fire.

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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Ana Carolina Carnaval, Diva Borges-Najosa 2004. Proceratophrys cristiceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57299A11605470. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


IUCN Terms of Use