Rhinella roqueana

Subgenus: margaritifera
family: Bufonidae

Anfibios del Ecuador

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: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species' geographic range is from the southeastern lowlands of Ecuador to northern Peru, southern Colombia and parts of western Brazil. It has an altitudinal range of between 200 and 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species' habitat is tropical lowlands forest, where it lives in the leaf-litter. Its breeding habitat is not known, but it might breed in slow-flowing streams.


This species is infrequently encountered.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). The type locality has mostly been converted to coffee plantations.

Conservation Actions

Present in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador; possibly occurs in several Peruvian protected areas.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

The diagnostic differences between this form and geographically proximate members of the Rhinella margaritifera group are not well documented.


Ariadne Angulo, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Rhinella roqueana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54749A11199003.


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