This species is known from Colombia (one locality in Guania), Venezuela (the states of Bolívar and Amazonas), Brazil (Amazonia-Tapajos National Park), and Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. It has been recorded up to 1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in open areas and rural gardens, as well as forests. Gorzula and Señaris (1999) stated that it is an indicator of oligotrophic non-forest areas. Some individuals sit at the edges of water in ditches or streams by day, but most sit on the ground by night, sheltered by rocks or leaves. Some specimens were found sitting in the openings of holes in the ground, and most juveniles shelter under rocks or logs by day (Duellman 1997). The eggs are laid in foam nests on land, and the tadpoles then develop in lentic water. It is tolerant of habitat modification.
It is a common species. Duellman (1997) reported this species to be abundant throughout the cloud forest and in the Gran Sabana region of southeastern Venezuela.
There are no threats to this adaptable species.
There are several protected areas within the range of this species.
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.
Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Robert Reynolds 2004. Leptodactylus longirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57142A11590711. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57142A11590711.en