This species is known from central to southern Brazil; also in Uruguay (Riveira Department). Its altitudinal range is from 200-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in open areas, on the ground, near waterbodies. It lays its eggs under the ground, and the tadpoles are carried by water to ponds. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance (has been collected in Eucalyptus plantations).
It is a common species.
Agriculture, extraction (mining), fire and infrastructure development (dams) are all threats.
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.
Guarino Colli, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Débora Silvano, Jose Langone 2004. Leptodactylus furnarius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57128A11587844. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57128A11587844.en