Odontophrynus achalensis
family: Odontophrynidae

© 2003 Alexander Haas (1 of 1)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 endemic to the Sierras Grandes de Cordoba, Argentina, where it ranges from 1,800-2,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in montane grasslands and rocky outcrops therein. Reproduction takes place in permanent streams and it does not tolerate habitat disturbance.


It is a rare species, but populations appear to be stable where suitable habitat remains.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat fragmentation caused by cattle ranching is a threat to this species; cattle ranching also leads to the deterioration of water quality for breeding sites. Some populations might be declining due to fires.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Quebrada el Condorito and the Pampa de Achala Regional Hydrological Reserve.


Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada 2004. Odontophrynus achalensis. In: IUCN 2014


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