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Chacophrys pierottii
family: Ceratophryidae

© 2004 Dr. Rafael I. Marquez (1 of 1)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Bolivia

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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

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species can be found in the Chaco of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. It has an altitudinal range of 70-200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in Chaco dry shrubland and gallery forest. It is an explosive breeder during the first heavy rains, breeding in temporary ponds. outside breeding season adults remain buried underground. It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.

Population

It is not well known from Bolivia and Paraguay, but the Argentinian populations appear to be large and widespread. This species is rarely seen except when juveniles leave ponds where they develop.

Major Threats

It is collected for the international pet trade, and subject to heavy collecting during the breeding season. It is threatened in Argentina by the destruction of Chaco habitat for agriculture and wood extraction, land and water pollution caused by agrochemical runoff.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas: Kaa-Iya in Bolivia, and PN Defensores del Chaco in Paraguay. Occurs in the Chancani Provincial Reserve, the Formosa Natural Reserve, Teuquito Multiple Use Reserve in Argentina.

Taxonomic Notes

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Citation

Lucy Aquino, Ignacio De la Riva, Steffen Reichle, Ismael di Tada, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Chacophrys pierottii. In: IUCN 2013.2 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. .

 

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