Ctenophryne aequatorialis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from the Cuenca Basin in Azuay Province, south to Barrio-Laguna, in Canton Saraguro, in Loja Province in southern Ecuador. It has been recorded at 2,450-2,650m asl in the Cuenca Basin, and at 2,620m asl at Barrio-Laguna.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in pastures, grassland, and agricultural fields and degraded secondary habitats, not in closed forest. Animals have been collected close to small pools. Its breeding is unknown, but it is presumably by larval development in ponds.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species that is not facing any known threats.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.


John Lynch, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Ctenophryne aequatorialis. In: IUCN 2014


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