Leptodactylus riveroi
family: Leptodactylidae

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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: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Amazon basin in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, at altitudes from 90-450m asl. In the Brazilian Amazon, it is known only from fragmented forests around Manaus, in Amazonas state.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a nocturnal, terrestrial species found at regular intervals on the forest floor and along the banks of rivers in tropical rainforest. The eggs are laid in foam nests, and the tadpoles develop in lentic water. The tadpoles resemble those of L. rhodomystax and Hypsiboas geographicus, forming congregations.


It is not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Mining and associated water pollution is a major threat to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Abraham Mijares, Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Leptodactylus riveroi. In: IUCN 2014


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