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Pleurodema brachyops
family: Leptodactylidae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, 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 ranges from Guyana and northern Brazil (Roraima State), through Venezuela (including Isla Margarita) and eastern and northern Colombia into the Pacific lowlands of Panama from Azuero to central Panama. It is native in Aruba, but introduced in Curaçao, Klein Bonaire and Bonaire. Its range does not reach French Guyana (cf. Lescure and Marty 2001), and there are no records from Suriname. It occurs up to 500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in open grasslands and savannahs, often in relatively dry areas. The species uses ephemeral or permanent small water pools for breeding, but can also be found far from the water. At the onset of the first rains, these frogs emerge from sandy soils where they hide during the dry season. They make foam nests in water. It is a very adaptable species to human-induced change of its habitat.

Population

It is a very common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no known threats, since it is a very adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from several protected areas.

Citation

Enrique La Marca, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Robert Reynolds, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Abraham Mijares, Ross MacCulloch 2010. Pleurodema brachyops. In: IUCN 2014

 

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