Phyllomedusa tetraploidea
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

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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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in the interior regions of the states of São Paulo and Paraná, Brazil; Misiones, Argentina; and southern Oriental region of Paraguay. It occurs at an elevation of 400-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in the rainforest on herbaceous vegetation near swamps. The egg clutch is deposited in leaf nests above the water in permanent pools in forests. Larvae develop in pools. It occurs in secondary forest and pastures.


It is uncommon in Paraguay, but common in Brazil and Argentina.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation due to agricultural activities is a threat.

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.


Axel Kwet, Lucy Aquino, Julian Faivovich, Diego Baldo 2004. Phyllomedusa tetraploidea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55865A11382400. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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