Leptodactylus bufonius
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2009 José M. Padial (1 of 5)

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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: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southern and southeastern Bolivia to northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Pantanal in Brazil. It can be found up to 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in semi-arid environments. The males build a deep mud nest for egg laying at the borders of temporary ponds. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.


It is common in most of its range and is abundant in Argentina.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Ronald Heyer, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Ismael di Tada 2004. Leptodactylus bufonius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57115A11582955. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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