Engystomops randi
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 2)
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 in western Ecuador (Guaya and El Oro Provinces) from sea level up to 150m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is found in lowland deciduous, semi deciduous and evergreen Costa forest. A number of individuals have been collected in artificially open areas, breeding in the vicinities of buildings, pastures and agricultural lands. Animals have been recorded from flooded rice fields and grasslands and banana plantations. The species breeds in small ponds during the rainy season. Floating foam nests are constructed.


The species can be abundant during the breeding season.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from a private protected area adjacent to a national protected area (Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute).

Taxonomic Notes

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


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


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