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Leptodactylus fuscus
family: Leptodactylidae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

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

   

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the Pacific lowlands of Panama from the Azuero Peninsula to central Panama, throughout South America, east of the Andes, south to southern Brazil, Bolivia, and northern Argentina. It is distributed over much of Trinidad and Tobago (including Little Tobago Island). It occurs up to 1,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a terrestrial and nocturnal frog found in open country, savannahs, grasslands, marshy areas, degraded forests and urban habitats. Males of this species start calling at the onset of the very first rains. Breeding takes place in small burrows in shallow temporary wetlands and the edges of permanent lagoons. The eggs of the species are laid in foam nests within the burrows, when the burrows flood the larvae escape into the adjacent wetlands where the tadpoles then develop. It is an adaptable species that can survive in modified habitats.

Population

It is common throughout much of its range, although it is generally not a common species in Panama.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas in South America, but none in Panama.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is probably a complex of more than one species.

Citation

Robert Reynolds, Ulisses Caramaschi, Abraham Mijares, Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Ronald Heyer, Esteban Lavilla, Jerry Hardy 2004. Leptodactylus fuscus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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