This species is known from the mountains of southeastern Brazil in the state of Minas Gerais. It has been recorded from 1,000-1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of the Cerrado. Eggs are laid in subterranean foam nests (sometimes under stones), and the tadpoles are carried by water to puddles and streams. It is not known whether or not it adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Fire and disturbance of the habitat by tourists is a major threat.
Its range includes several protected areas.
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.
Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano 2004. Leptodactylus cunicularius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57120A11585068. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57120A11585068.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018