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.
The threats to this species are not well known, but it is presumably fairly adaptable to open habitat types.
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.
Recently separated from Leptodactylus labyrinthicus by Heyer (2005).
Ronald Heyer 2008. Leptodactylus vastus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136081A4227954. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136081A4227954.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018