Engystomops pustulatus
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2004 Santiago Ron (1 of 1)

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Anfibios del Ecuador

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: Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southwestern Ecuador, where it occurs in Manabi, El Oro, Guayas, and Loja Provinces. It has an altitudinal range of 0-530m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in scrub savannah, Pacific tropical forest and equatorial dry forest. This species can be found in areas of human-modified habitat (QCAZ database). This is an explosive breeder, laying eggs in a foam nest in temporary pools.


It can be abundant during reproductive bouts (recorded in 2002).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threats are habitat loss owing to agricultural expansion and human settlement. It is reasonably adaptable, but probably cannot withstand very serious habitat degradation.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Machililla National Park in Ecuador.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Duovox clade of Ron et al. (2006). This species is currently under taxonomic revision. The Peruvian population pertains to a different, but closely related species (Ron et al. 2006).


Ariadne Angulo, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Pablo Venegas 2010. Engystomops pustulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57271A11612489.


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