Rhinella humboldti
family: Bufonidae

© 2000 Hinrich Kaiser (1 of 3)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widely distributed from coastal northern Colombia, through Venezuela (from the Orinoco basin northwards), to the lower elevations of Trinidad. However, because of the taxonomic problems associated with this species, this distribution might not be very meaningful. It occurs up to 400m asl in Venezuela, and up to 1,000m asl at Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia.

Habitat and Ecology

It is generally a terrestrial species that is usually found in lowlands plains, savannahs, and dry forest. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds. On Trinidad, it is found in cane fields, rice fields, and other open agricultural areas. It can penetrate forests by following roads and lumber tracts, and has been reported from a number of disturbed habitats (eg. construction sites devoid of any vegetation).


It is a very abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is not likely to be seriously threatened, but might be impacted be fires and droughts.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was originally considered to be a subspecies of Rhinella granulosa. However, Rivero et al. (1986) recognized this taxon as a full species. However, it might be a synonym of Rhinella humboldti (E. La Marca pers. comm.).


Jose Vicente Rueda, Abraham Mijares, Jerry Hardy 2004. Rhinella beebei. In: IUCN 2014


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