Leptodactylus vastus
Northeastern pepper frog, Rã-pimenta-do-Nordeste, Rana pimienta del nordeste
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.

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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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is generally restricted to northeastern parts of Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is associated with tropical open formations, including caatinga and the adjacent northern part of the cerrado (Heyer 2005).


There is little information available, but it is presumably reasonably common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not well known, but it is presumably fairly adaptable to open habitat types.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if this species is present in any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the natural history and threats to this species.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

Recently separated from Leptodactylus labyrinthicus by Heyer (2005).


Ronald Heyer 2008. Leptodactylus vastus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136081A4227954. .Downloaded on 10 December 2018


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