Dendrophryniscus proboscideus
family: Bufonidae

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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, Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs along the main trunk of the Amazon River from Manaus to eastern Ecuador, including Colombia and Peru. Although Frost (2002) records this species as spanning from the "Amazon river region from Ecuador to Manaus, Brazil", there have been no specific localities provided for eastern Ecuador.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in old growth and old second growth Tropical rainforest (See discussion by Hoogmoed, 1986). It reproduces explosively in small temporary pools.


It is very common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Taxonomic Notes

Hoogmoed (1990) noted that this species was referred to erroneously as Rhinella dapsilis by Zimmerman and Bogart (1988), who removed it from the synonymy of Rhinella margaritifera (referred to as Bufo typhonius). The diagnostic differences between this form and geographically proximate members of the Rhinella margaritifera group are not well documented.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Claude Gascon, Marinus Hoogmoed 2004. Rhinella proboscidea. In: IUCN 2014


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