Aplastodiscus perviridis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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: Argentina, Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges widely in central and southeastern Brazil from BrasĂ­lia, the Serra da Mantiqueira and the coastal ranges, south to the State of Rio Grande do Sul and extreme northeastern Argentina in Misiones Province, at elevations of 300-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

In the north of its range, it is a typical montane species, living on the forest edge and inside forest. In the south, it lives in more open habitats in shrublands and grasslands. It breeds near slow-flowing streams and permanent ponds with clear bottoms. It tolerates substantial habitat destruction.

Males build concealed subterranean nests and guide the females to these nests, where eggs (mean = 227 eggs; range = 101-288; n = 5 clutches) are laid. Embryos and facultatively oophagous tadpoles (at least in stage 25) stay in these nests until flooding transports them to ponds or streams (Haddad et al., 2005).


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Apart from the effects of water pollution, there are very few threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas in Brazil. Some populations are protected in IguazĂș National Park and minor provincial reserves of Misiones Province.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Paula Cabral Eterovick, Axel Kwet, Esteban Lavilla, Diego Baldo 2010. Aplastodiscus perviridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55301A11285655. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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