Ischnocnema oea (Heyer, 1984)

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

Eleutherodactylus oeus Heyer, 1984, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 402: 32. Holotype: MNRJ 1244, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil: Espirito Santo; Santa Teresa".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) oeusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229.

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

English Names

Espirito Santo Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).


Known from the state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil, in the municipalities of Cariacica, Santa Teresa, and Vargem Alta. 


In the Eleutherodactylus guentheri cluster of Heyer, 1984, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 402: 42. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) binotatus series, Eleutherodactylus binotatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229. In the Ischnocnema guentheri species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 27, and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 122. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus oeus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 621. Silva-Soares, Ferreira, and Costa, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 108, provided the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, record. Mângia, Silva, Sant’Anna, and Santana, 2011, Check List, 7: 164-165, provided a record for eastern Minas Gerais, Brazil, and discussed the range. Hepp and Canedo, 2013, Zootaxa, 3710: 197–199, reported on advertisement and aggressive vocalizations. Taucce, Canedo, and Haddad, 2018, Herpetol. Monogr., 32: 4–10, provided an account of the species in the sense of excluding what were named by them as Ischnocnema garciae and Ischnocnema feioi. 

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