AMPHIBIAWEB
Batrachyla antartandica
family: Batrachylidae

© 2010 Dant B Fenolio (1 of 10)

  hear Fonozoo call (#1)
  hear Fonozoo call (#2)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Chile

View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


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

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to the austral forest of Chile and Argentina; it is distributed from Mehuin (39° 25’S) to the Virtudes Islands (51° 31’S). Its altitudinal range is from 50-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in very humid temperate to cold forests, bogs and wetlands surrounded by forests, shores of ponds, and lakes surrounded with swamps. Adults of this species also climb at Nothofagus trees. Eggs are laid on the ground under logs or moss. After rain, these areas are flooded and the tadpoles develop in flood water. The species can occur in lightly modified habitats such as rural gardens.

Population

It is locally distributed and abundant in some localities. It was last seen in 2003.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Destruction and degradation of native forests (deforestation, fires and land use) are a major threat.

Conservation Actions

More than ten protected areas are present within the range of this species in Chile and Argentina. National legislation to preserve Nothofagus forest at all latitudes is needed.

Citation

Carmen Úbeda, Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Helen Díaz-Paéz, Esteban Lavilla, Néstor Basso 2010. Batrachyla antartandica. In: IUCN 2014

 

IUCN Terms of Use