Phrynopus bufoides
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E, Lundberg M, Aguilar C 2005 Three new species of Phrynops from Central Peru (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae). Copeia 2005:479-491.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 is known from elevations of between 3,850-4,100 m asl approximately 8 and 14 km southwest (airline) of the village of Paucartambo, Pasco Region, Peru, at La Victoria and Laguna Manchay in Pasco Region, Peru (Lehr et al. 2005).

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits high-altitude puna grassland, where individuals have been found on moist ground beneath stones. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.



Population Trend


Major Threats

The Paucartambo Valley has high human impact and habitats are generally under threat from agriculture (Lehr et al. 2005), cattle breeding and pollution (E. Lehr pers. comm. March 2013). It is not known to what extent these threats are impacting on this species and its habitats.

Conservation Actions

It is not currently known from any protected areas, although the Reserva Nacional de Junín is near La Victoria. Further research is needed to ascertain its ecological requirements, population status and trends as well as threats which may affect this species.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynopus bufoides. In: IUCN 2014


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