This species is known from Misiones, Argentina; Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, and Santa Catarina, Brasil. Here, its altitudinal range is from 400-1,200m asl. The range of this species is not completely understood because in appearance it is very similar to Leptodactylus gracilis.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in savannahs and forest edges. It reproduces in foam nests placed in holes dug into the ground. It occurs in deforested areas, and adapts fairly well to agricultural activities.
It ranges from abundant to common across its range. Populations in Misiones are stable.
Cattle ranching is a threat in Brazil. In Misiones, the establishment of pine plantations threatens populations.
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.
Esteban Lavilla, Paulo Garcia, Axel Kwet, Diego Baldo 2004. Leptodactylus plaumanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57156A11593631. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57156A11593631.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018