Chacophrys pierottii
family: Ceratophryidae

© 2004 Dr. Rafael I. Marquez (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Bolivia



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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.


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.

Population Trend


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.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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.


Lucy Aquino, Ignacio De la Riva, Steffen Reichle, Ismael di Tada, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Chacophrys pierottii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56343A11465217. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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