The tadpole of Hypsiboas atlanticus (Caramaschi & Velosa, 1996) is described from the municipality of Maceió, State of Alagoas, Brazil. At stage 36 the larvae have an overall elliptical body in lateral and dorsal views, oral disc anteroventral, spiracular tube sinistral, and labial tooth row formula 2(1,2)/3(1). The oral disc is surrounded, almost completely (anterior medial gap present) by a single row of marginal papillae. Described tadpoles of the H. punctatus species group can be differentiated by a combined disc oral features. Additional descriptions of H. punctatus (Schneider, 1799) tadpoles from populations throughout South America may be helpful in determining the status of these populations.
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do Nascimento, Filipe A, C. M. G. de Lima, G. O. Skuk, and R. O. de Sá. 2009. The tadpole of Hypsiboas atlanticus (Anura: Hylidae) from Northeastern Brazil. Iheringia 99(4):431-436. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0073-47212009000400014