This species ranges widely in eastern Brazil from the State of Rio Grande do Norte, south to the eastern part of the State of Sao Paulo. It occurs from the lowlands up to 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in muddy places at secondary lowland forests, shrubby vegetation, and wet cow pastures near forest, but not in primary forest. It breeds in temporary ponds.
It is a very common species.
Apart from the impacts of clear-cutting and overgrazing by livestock, this species is probably not facing any threats.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This species is in the Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex.
Ronald Heyer, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Leptodactylus natalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57148A11592096. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57148A11592096.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018