Pleurodema tucumanum
family: Leptodactylidae

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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: Argentina



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

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. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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