Engystomops montubio
family: Leptodactylidae
Species Description: Ron, S.R., Cannatella, D.C. and Coloma, L.A. 2004. Two new species of Physalaemus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from western Ecuador. Herpetologica: 261-275 ; (with genus name change in) Ron, S.R., Santos, J.C. and Cannatella, D.C. 2006. Phylogeny of the tマngara frog genus Engystomops (=Physalaemus pustulosus species group; Anura: Leptodactylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.11.022.

© 2006 Santiago Ron (1 of 1)
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 has been recorded from western Ecuador (Provincia de Manabí and Provincia del Guayas) from sea level to 330m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been recorded from lowland evergreen and semi deciduous Costa forest and lowland dry shrub. It inhabits open artificial areas, such as pastures, the vicinity of buildings and other cleared areas. It breeds in stream pools and presumably temporary pools during the rainy season.


This species is seasonally abundant.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if the species occurs in any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Duovox clade of Ron et al. (2006).


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2010. Engystomops montubio. In: IUCN 2014


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