Check List 6(4): 602-604, doi: 10.15560/6.4.602
Amphibia, Anura, restinga of Baixada do Maciambu, municipality of Palhoça, state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil
expand article infoMilena Wachlevski, Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha
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Little is known about amphibian communities on Brazilian restingas (coastal sand dune scrublands). This study presents a first approximation to the list of anuran species from the restinga of Baixada do Maciambu, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. We sampled using three methods (pitfall traps with drift fences, transect of active search, and surveys at breeding sites) from July 2007 to April 2010. We recorded 15 species in six families, of which Hylidae was represented by the greatest number of species. Compared to other Brazilian restinga habitats, the species richness we recorded at the Baixada do Maciambu is similar to that reported for restingas of Rio de Janeiro state, but lower than that reported for restingas in São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul and Bahia states, Brazil.