Phrynopus barthlenae
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E, Aguilar C 2002 A new species of Phrynops (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) from the Puna of Mara y Pata (Departamento de Huanuco, Peru). Zool Abh Dresden 52:57-64
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has been recorded from the type locality, 15km south-east of Maraypata near Laguna Gwengway, and from Alcas, San Rafael District, Ambo Province (Huanuco Department). It occurs at altitudes of around 3,680m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a montane forest inhabitant that is now found in Puna grassland as a result of deforestation. It can be found in gardens, potato fields, and other similar habitats. It is presumed to breed by direct development.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species in the past was loss of forest habitat, but the species seems to have adapted relatively well in the face of such habitat degradation. There are no immediate threats at present, although agrochemical pollution might pose a threat in the future.

Conservation Actions

It does not exist in any protected areas. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its very restricted range.


Edgar Lehr, C├ęsar Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Phrynopus barthlenae. In: IUCN 2014


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