This species occurs in the Cerrados and Caatingas Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Bolivia, northern Argentina (Misiones and Corrientes Provinces), and southern Brazil. It occurs at elevations of up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in open habitats and savannah enclaves in dry and moist tropical forests. In Bolivia it has been reported from primary and secondary forests, along rivers, and in pasturelands; also in temporary ponds (De la Riva 1993). It occurs in the water or on the ground near waterbodies. Eggs are found in foam nests and tadpoles are found in lentic water. It is a very adaptable species and is a hgood coloniser of man-made, or formerly closed habitats (Heyer 2005).
It is presumably a common species over much of its range.
There are no major threats to this species. It is harvested for human consumption, but there is no evidence that this is at a level to constitute a threat to the species.
The species has been used in experimental commercial frog farms (Péfaur and Sierra 1995). It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Populations from the coastal areas of Venezuela formerly allocated to this taxon, are now considered to be a distinct species, Leptodactylus turimiquensis Heyer, 2005.
Heyer, R., Mijares, A. & Baldo, D. 2008. Leptodactylus labyrinthicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57137A11589949. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T57137A11589949.en