Physalaemus crombiei Heyer and Wolf, 1989

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

Physalaemus crombiei Heyer and Wolf, 1989, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 102: 500. Holotype: MZUSP 66252, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil: Espírito Santo; adjacent to Reserva Biológica Nova Lombardia, near Santa Teresa, approximately 19°55′ S, 40°36′ W".

Eupemphix crombei — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 442.

English Names

Crombie’s Dwarf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Known from the type locality (Reserva Biológica Nova Lombardia, Espirito Santo, Brazil) and 600 km to the north in Nova Viçosa municipality, Bahia, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Physalaemus signifer group according to the original publication (where comparative morphology and advertisement call were detailed) and of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 308. Weber, Gonzaga, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2006 "2005", Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 678, provided a sonogram of the advertisement call. Van Sluys, 1998, Herpetol. Rev., 29: 49, reported the species in Bahia, Brazil. In the Physalaemus signifer clade of Lourenço, Targueta, Baldo, Nascimento, Garcia, Andrade, Haddad, and Recco-Pimentel, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 92: 204–216. Hepp and Pombal, 2020, Zootaxa, 4725: 1–106, discussed this species as part of a genus-wide discussion of bioacoustical traits among the species. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history.

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