Leptodactylus furnarius
family: Leptodactylidae

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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: Brazil, Uruguay



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from central to southern Brazil; also in Uruguay (Riveira Department). Its altitudinal range is from 200-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in open areas, on the ground, near waterbodies. It lays its eggs under the ground, and the tadpoles are carried by water to ponds. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance (has been collected in Eucalyptus plantations).


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Agriculture, extraction (mining), fire and infrastructure development (dams) are all threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Guarino Colli, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, D├ębora Silvano, Jose Langone 2004. Leptodactylus furnarius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57128A11587844. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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