Alsodes igneus
family: Alsodidae
Species Description: Cuevas CC, Formas JR 2005 A new frog of the genus Alsodes (Leptodactylidae) from the Tolhuaca National Park, Andes Range, southern Chile. Amphibia-Reptilia 26:39-48

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Chile



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is currently known only from the type locality on the western slopes of the Andes, at the border of Malleco Lake in Parque Nacional Tolhuaca, around 66km north-east of Victoria City in Malleco Province, southern Chile. The type locality is at 920m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Adults of this species were found at the edge of a small stream in Nothofagus woodland. Larvae were found among rocks within the stream. The area is covered by snow between July and September.


No information is currently available.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not well known, but a major forest fire was averted from the type locality in the summer of 2000.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is just inside Parque Nacional Tolhuaca.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, ecological requirements, and threats.


Alberto Veloso 2006. Alsodes igneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61800A12556398. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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