Arcovomer passarellii Carvalho, 1954

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Arcovomer > Species: Arcovomer passarellii

Arcovomer passarellii Carvalho, 1954, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 555: 9. Holotype: MNRJ 1012 (cleared and stained), by original designation. Type locality: "Duque de Caxias, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil".

English Names

Passarelli's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).


Southern Espírito Santo, coastal Rio de Janeiro, and southeastern coastal São Paulo, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Pombal and Bastos, 1992, Herpetol. Rev., 23: 85, who note that records from Espírito Santo probably represent a distinct, smaller species. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 91, provided a brief account and photo. Malagoli, Condez, and Haddad, 2012, Check List, 8: 505-506, provided a range extension within São Paulo, Brazil, and commented on the range. Jennings, Wogel, Bilate, Salles, and Buckup, 2015, Mitochondrial DNA, 27: 3415–3422, suggested on the basis of DNA barcoding that the population in Espiritu Santo, Brazil, is a distinct species from the populations in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. 

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