Sphaenorhynchus caramaschii
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Toledo LF, Garcia PCA, Lingnau R, Haddad CFB 2007 A new species of Spaenorhynchus (Anura: Hylidae) from Brazil. Zootaxa 1658:57-68

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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

Sphaenorhynchus caramaschii is known to occur in the highlands (the type locality is at 910 masl) of the states of São Paulo, Paraná, and Santa Catarina; in Santa Catarina it also occurs in a lowland locality (about 150 masl)(Toledo et al., 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species can often be found in open and flooded areas, and permanent swamps, generally with deep waters (i.e. over 1m deep). Water bodies with floating vegetation are also favoured (L.F. Toledo, pers. comm. 2008). Sphaenorhynchus caramaschii can also be found in permanent and temporary ponds in open areas. Reproduction occurs in the rainy season (September-March), where males call from floating vegetation in ponds. Eggs are laid in lentic water, from which exotrophic tadpoles emerge. The eggs are attached individually to submerged vegetation (Toledo et al., 2007).


It seems to be an abundant species (Toledo et al., 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are currently known for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

Sphaenorhynchus caramaschii can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters and advertisement call features (Toledo et al., 2007).


Luís Felipe Toledo 2008. Sphaenorhynchus caramaschii. In: IUCN 2014


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