Rhinella henseli
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Lutz A 1934. Removed from synonymy with Bufo crucifer by Baldiserra, Caramaschi, Haddad 2004 Arq Mus Nac Rio de Janeiro 62:265
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 is found at altitudes of under 1,000 m in the southern Atlantic Forest of Brazil; in Rio Grande do Sul State and southern Santa Catarina State, north to the west side of the Serra Geral mountains.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is restricted to the Atlantic Forest. It presumably reproduces by larval development in backwaters of streams and in temporary pools. The species is believed to be fairly tolerant of habitat modification.


No information is currently available.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The Atlantic Forest has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture. Clearance of forest for coastal development is another threat within the range of this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is known from some protected areas (F. Baldissera in litt. 2005).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern as it has an extent of occurrence far exceeding 20,000 km2, occurs at a number of localities, and is not known to be undergoing significant declines.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from synonymy of Rhinella crucifer by Baldiserra et al. (2004).


Flavio Baldisseri 2006. Rhinella henseli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61752A12554283. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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