Aplastodiscus albosignatus
Bocaina TreeFrog, perereca-verde
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Taxonomic Notes: Berneck, Haddad,Lyra, Cruz and Faivovich [2016 Mol Phylog Evolution 97:213-223] show that topotypic specimens of Aplastodiscus albosignatus and Aplastodiscus callipygius are almost identical in studied DNA sequences and the taxa are inter-nested in phylogenetic analysis. The taxa are also morphologically similar. Accordingly, A. callipygius is treated as a junior synonym of A. albosignathus. AmphibiaWeb has a species account for A. albosignatus written in English and another for A. callypigius written in Portuguese. We have photographs attributed to both putative taxa. Everything is now presented as A. albosignatus, but readers should be aware of the need to revise the species accounts. AmphibiaWeb welcomes such a revision, in either English and Portuguese, or preferably both.

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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 is known from Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira in southeastern and southern Brazil. It occurs around 800-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs on vegetation near forest streams in primary and secondary forest. It is not known from disturbed habitats. It breeds in permanent forest streams.


It is a common species, but hard to catch.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation due to deforestation and large-scale farming is a localized threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Aplastodiscus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).


Carlos Alberto Gon├žalves da Cruz, Ana Maria Telles, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Aplastodiscus albosignatus. In: IUCN 2014


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