Rhinella abei
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Baldisera,Caramaschi & Haddad,2004 Arquivos do Museu Nacional,Rio de Janeiro 62(3): 255-282

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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 found at altitudes of less than 1,000 m in the southern Atlantic Forest of Brazil; through eastern Santa Catarina and ParanĂ¡ States, to northern Rio Grande do Sul State.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is restricted to lowland 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 (Flavio Baldissera in litt. 2005).

Taxonomic Notes

This species has recently been separated from Rhinella crucifer (Baldissera et al. 2004).


Flavio Baldisseri 2006. Rhinella abei. In: IUCN 2014


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