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Pleurodema diplolister
family: Leptodactylidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

 

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Occurs throughout northeastern Brazil, in the states of Maranhao, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceara, Bahia, and Minas Gerais. This species is found up to 750 m above sea level. It prefers savannah (Caatinga and Cerrado) and dunes (IUCN 2006).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This frog is fossorial, spending most of its time below ground or buried in sand. Breeding is explosive and occurs in temporary pools, with rapid larval development. Pleurodema diplolister constructs foam nests in the water (IUCN 2006).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Intensified agriculture or grazing

Comments

The video below shows calling behavior and foam-nest construction of the burrowing frog Pleurodema diplolister.

The video below shows calling behavior of the burrowing frog Pleurodema diplolister.



Written by Kellie Whittaker (biologist AT earthlink.net), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2008-04-17
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2014-05-01)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2014 Pleurodema diplolister <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3427> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 20, 2017.



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