Leptodactylus discodactylus
family: Leptodactylidae
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: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found throughout much of Amazonian Peru and Ecuador; it is present in the State of Amazonas (Brazil); it has been recorded from parts of Colombia and was recently recorded from Bolivia. It has an altitudinal range of approximately 100-1,150m asl. It probably occurs even more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.

Habitat and Ecology

It is active by day and night, on the forest floor and in swampy areas in the forest (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). At Yasuní National Park, Ecuador, specimens have been found in seasonally flooded forests and open areas (Ron, 2001). The eggs are laid out of, but close to, water; the tadpoles develop in water.


It is a reasonably common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is a generally widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), oil exploration, bauxite mining (Rhondonia) and colonization.

Conservation Actions

In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Yasuní, Reserva Biólogica Limoncocha and Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno. In Peru it is known from the Gueppi Reserved Zone. In Brazil (Acre) it is known from Floresta Nacional em Rhondonia and Chico Mendes Extractive Reserva.

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.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Javier Icochea, Ronald Heyer, Ignacio De la Riva 2004. Leptodactylus discodactylus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57373A11628605. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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