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Rhinella pygmaea
family: Bufonidae

© 2013 Thiago R. Carvalho (1 of 2)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
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 only from Rio de Janeiro State in coastal Brazil. It occurs at very low elevations, from sea level up to only about 50m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives underground then emerges to breed around standing waterbodies in restinga (shrubland) vegetation and forest. It breeds in shallow temporary rain pools. It is an explosive breeder. It can also occur in urban gardens where rain puddles develop.

Population

It is a very common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Habitat loss due to infrastructure development is a threat, although it is able to live in gardens where there are rain pools. It is sometimes found in the international pet trade but at levels that do not currently constitute a major threat.

Conservation Actions

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

Taxonomic Notes

This species has often been considered a subspecies of Rhinella granulosa (e.g. Gallardo (1965)). C├ęspedez (2000) separated R. pygmaea into two species: R. pygmaea of coastal Brazil and R. bergi in the interior of the continent.

Citation

Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Rhinella pygmaea. In: IUCN 2014

 

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