Eupemphix nattereri
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: Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs widely in central and southeastern Brazil, the eastern Santa Cruz lowlands of Bolivia, eastern Paraguay and the alto-Paraguay area. In spite of assertions by Cei (1980) and Asociación Herpetológica Argentina (2000), the species probably does not occur in Argentina. Its altitudinal range is from 0-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a typical fossorial and seasonal frog, well adapted to a semi-arid continental climate. It inhabits savannah and grassland habitats in the Cerrado biome, and occurs on the ground near standing and temporary waterbodies, such as ponds and swamps, where it also breeds. It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The spread of intensive agriculture in the Cerrado biome is presumably affecting local populations of this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

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.


Lucy Aquino, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Norman Scott 2004. Physalaemus nattereri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57267A11597340. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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