Ceratophrys aurita
family: Ceratophryidae

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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: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species from southeastern Brazil occurs from the State of Bahia, south to the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and inland to the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in the leaf-litter on the floor of primary and secondary forest, and forest edge, but not outside the forest. It breeds in temporary, and sometimes permanent, ponds, and occasionally swimming pools. The tadpoles only eat the tadpoles of other species.


It is not a common species, and is hard to find, but can appear to be more abundant if it is looked for at the right time.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, clear-cutting and human settlement, as well as harvesting for the national and international pet trade, which might be locally unsustainable.

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.


Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Magno Vicente Segalla 2004. Ceratophrys aurita. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56335A11463751. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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