Leptodactylus paraensis
Para thin-toed frog, Rã-de-dedos-delgados-do-para, Rana de dedos delgados de Para
family: Leptodactylidae
Species Description: Heyer WR 2005 Variation and taxonomic clarification of the large species of the Leptodactylus pentadactylus species group (Amphibia: Leptodactylidae) from Middle America, Northern South America, and Amazonia. Arquivos de Zoologia 37:269-348.
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This recently described species is known only from the eastern Amazonian rainforest, in the State of Pará, Brazil (Heyer, 2005).

Habitat and Ecology

The few data available for this species indicate that it has generally been recorded from closed canopy primary tropical moist forest (Heyer, 2005). Although it has not been found in deforested areas, it is common in forests that have been subjected to selective logging (Albertina Lima pers. comm. 2007).


It is common in some parts of its range (Albertina Lima pers. comm. 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole (Albertina Lima pers. comm. 2007).

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from the Floresta Nacional do Tapajós (Tapajos National Forest) (Albertina Lima pers. comm. 2007). This is a little-known, newly described species for which more information is needed in general.

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 overall population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Ronald Heyer, Albertina Lima 2008. Leptodactylus paraensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135811A4204755. .Downloaded on 18 November 2018


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