Sphaenorhynchus orophilus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2013 Thiago R. Carvalho (1 of 1)
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 Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais States, in southeastern Brazil. It occurs above 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs on vegetation above large ponds or lakes in open vegetation or at the edge of forests. It breeds in permanent ponds and lakes. The water is usually deep, never shallow. It is not known from anthropogenic habitats.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Drainage of waters for mosquito management and the application of insecticides to kill mosquitoes is a threat to the species. This is also occurring within protected areas.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and ecological requirements is needed. The effect of mosquito controls on the population also needs to be investigated.


Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ulisses Caramaschi 2004. Sphaenorhynchus orophilus. In: IUCN 2014


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