Physalaemus camacan
family: Leptodactylidae
Species Description: Pimenta B, Goncalves Cruz CA, Silvano DL 2005 A new species of the genus Physalaemus Fitzinger, 1826 (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the Atlantic rain forest of southern Bahia, Brazil. Amphibia-Reptilia 26:201-210.
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

Physalaemus camacan is found at the Reserva Biológica de Una (15 10' S, 39 04' W; 35 m above sea level), Municipality of Una, state of Bahia, Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

The area of Una is characterized by the existence of large, well-preserved or secondary forest patches connected by agricultural forest systems, especially cacao and rubber tree plantations. Physalaemus camacan was found in small shallow ponds left by a temporary stream inside a well-preserved forest patch. Males call from the edges of ponds or floating on shallow water, and when disturbed, they jump in the water and hide beneath foam nests (Pimenta et al., 2005).


No population status information is available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The Reserva Biológica de Una is a protected area including all gradients of forest regeneration, along with plantation areas (Pimenta et al., 2005).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Physalaemus signifer group. The species can be distinguished from others by a combination of morphological characters and advertisement call features (Pimenta et al., 2005).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Physalaemus camacan. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135997A4224141. .Downloaded on 11 December 2018


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