Alsodes kaweshkari
family: Alsodidae
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 known from two adult specimens at only two localities in southern Chile: Puerto Edén on Wellington Island (at 10 m asl) and Seno Huemules. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 641 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in tundra and small forests composed of Nothofagus betuloides, Embothrium coccineum, Maytenus magellanicus and Drymis winterri, where it can be found under logs. Its reproductive details are unknown, though it presumably occurs by larval development in water.


It is thought to be a rare species. It was seen in 1998, but two expeditions in 2001 and 2002 to the same locality failed to locate it. The population trend is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

Research Needed
Research on the population, distribution, ecology and threats for this species is required.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient as there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, ecological requirements and threats.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Alsodes kaweshkari. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T56316A79811222. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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