This species is known from Argentina in Catamarca, Córdoba, Chaco, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero, San Juan, San Luis and Tucumán. It has an altitudinal range of 250-1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species in open lowland and montane shrublands. It is an explosive breeder. Its pairs build gelatinous nests that float in small temporary pools. Males call from the edge or from within the water. It occurs in agricultural habitats.
It is an abundant species.
There are no known threats to this species.
It has been recorded from Parque Nacional Calilegua and Pampa de Achala Provincial Hydrological Reserve.
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, Ismael di Tada 2004. Pleurodema tucumanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57292A11603146. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57292A11603146.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019