Ischnocnema manezinho (Garcia, 1996)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Brachycephalidae > Genus: Ischnocnema > Species: Ischnocnema manezinho

Eleutherodactylus manezinho Garcia, 1996, Biociencias, Porto Alegre, 4: 59. Holotype: MZUSP 72037, by original designation. Type locality: "região do Córrego Grande, cidade de Florianópolis (27° 36′ 30 S 48° 30′ 30 W), [Santa Catarina Island,] Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil".

Ischnocnema manezinhoHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 15; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 27.

English Names

None noted.


Santa Catarina I., Santa Catarina state, Brazil, 100–700 m elevation; other populations of arguable taxonomic assignment found on the mainland from Morro do Cantagalo and Estrada Saraiva in the north, south to Gruta São José, all in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Eleutherodactylus guentheri group according to the original publication. In the Ischnocnema lactea species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 27. Excluded from any species series by Canedo and Haddad, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 65: 619, and Taucce, Canedo, Parreiras, Drummond, Nogueira-Costa, and Haddad, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 128: 123–146, although they provided evidence of its relationship to Ischnocnema sambaqui. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus manezinho) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 620. Castanho and Haddad, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 777–781, reported on the call. Oswald, Magalhães, Garcia, Santos, and Neckel-Oliveira, 2023, PeerJ, 11(e15393): 1–26, discussed the mtDNA matriline structure. morphometrics, and call structure, and suggested that the mainland populations require additional work to determine if they represent cryptic species. 

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