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Sphaenorhynchus surdus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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 occurs in Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 100-1200 masl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on low bushes surrounding large permanent lakes in open areas.

Breeding occurs in the hot and rainy season and males call from the floating vegetation, generally in permanent ponds. The reproductive mode is probably by means of eggs and exotrophic tadpoles in lentic water (Toledo et al., 2007).

Population

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

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

It is threatened by water pollution.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Caxambu State Park, Paraná. It is listed as Vulnerable for Rio Grande de Sul state’s list of threatened species.

Taxonomic Notes

Some populations formerly considered under Sphaenorhunchus surdus are now allocated to the recently described Sphaenorhynchus caramaschii (Toledo et al., 2007).

Citation

Luis Felipe Toledo 2008. Sphaenorhynchus surdus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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