Adelophryne maranguapensis
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Phyzelaphryninae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 Serra de Maranguape, in the State of Ceará, north-eastern Brazil, at 800-900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a diurnal species that lives in the leaf-litter of primary and secondary forest, and has also been found in bamboo and banana plantations, as well as forest fragments (but not open habitats). It is a direct developer, and the eggs are probably laid on the ground.


It is abundant in certain parts of its small range and is regularly recorded.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The Serra de Maranguape is being very heavily deforested, due to logging, agriculture, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It is not found in any protected areas, and the formal protection of remaining forest and forest fragments in the Serra de Maranguape is urgently needed.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Serra de Maranguape.


Débora Silvano, Diva Borges-Najosa 2004. Adelophryne maranguapensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56302A11452757. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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