Phyllomedusa iheringii
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

© 2004 Dr. Axel Kwet (1 of 5)
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: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in extreme southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), and Uruguay (Durazno, La Valleja, Maldonado, Rivera, Rocha, San Jose, and Treinta y Tres Departments), at an elevation of 0-500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in shrubland and is arboreal. It lays eggs on vegetation above standing water. The larvae develop in water and the tolerance to habitat disturbance is unknown.


It can be common in some parts of its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Possibly threatened by pet trade and conversion of native habitat to pastures.

Conservation Actions

Possibly occurs in Lagoa do Peixe National Park, but this is not confirmed. Creation of new protected areas and research actions needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

The Argentinian population might be Phyllomedusa tetraploidea (see Pombal and Haddad 1992).


Axel Kwet, Paulo Garcia, D├ębora Silvano, Jose Langone 2004. Phyllomedusa iheringii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55854A11381292. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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