Physalaemus caete Pombal and Madureira, 1997

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Physalaemus > Species: Physalaemus caete

Physalaemus caete Pombal and Madureira, 1997, Alytes, 15: 106. Holotype: MNRJ 9803, by original designation. Type locality: "Fazenda Santa Justina, Municipality of Passo de Camaragibe (approximately 9° 13′ S 35° 31′ W; 45-90 m elevation), State of Alagoas, Brazil".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from five localities (two in Alagoas in the municipalities of Passo de Camarigibe and Murici), and a third in the Municipality of Paulista, Pernambuco, in northeastern Brazil, below 750 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Physalaemus signifer group according to the original publication and of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 308. Thomé, Oyamaguchi, and Brasileiro, 2007, Check List, 3: 1-3, provided additional localities. Santos, Nacimento, Pereira, and Amorim, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 249, provided a record in Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. Hepp and Pombal, 2020, Zootaxa, 4725: 1–106, discussed this species as part of a genus-wide discussion of bioacoustical traits among the species. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Carvalho, Roberto, Duarte, Santos, and Santos, 2020, Zootaxa, 4822: 439–442, described the advertisement call. 

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