Physalaemus lisei Braun and Braun, 1977

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

Physalaemus lisei Braun and Braun, 1977, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 37: 867. Holotype: MRGS 8082, by original designation. Type locality: "Municipio de São Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil".

English Names

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


Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Physalaemus cuvieri group, according to the original publication. In the Physalaemus gracilis group of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 310. Both, Kwet, and Solé, 2006, Alytes, 24: 109–116, reported on larval morphology. Morais and Kwet, 2012, Salamandra, 48: 227–229, reported on the advertisement call. In the Physalaemus cuvieri clade, Physalaemus gracilis species group, 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. 

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