Telmatobius punctatus
family: Telmatobiidae
Species Description: Lehr, E. 2005.ハTheハTelmatobiusハandハBatrachophrynusハspecies of Peru. Lavilla, E. O., and I. De la Rivaハeds.,ハEstudio sobre las rana andinas de los generosハTelmatobiusハyハBatrachophrynusハ(Anura: Leptodactylidae). Monog. de Herpetologia, 7:ハ39ミ64.ハValencia, Asoc. Herp. Espa.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

The species is considered to be endemic to Peru. The type locality for T. punctatus is "Santa María de Valle, Huánuco", Province of Huánuco, Department of Huánuco, Peru. It is found in the provinces of Huánuco and Pachitea both in the Department of Huánuco, 2,300-3,000 m asl (Lehr 2005).

Habitat and Ecology

This is a semi-aquatic frog. It inhabits permanent streams in puna and cloud forests (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008).


This is considered to be a rare species (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Major threats include water pollution derived from agriculture and the use of agrochemicals and waste derived from the mining industry, and deforestation. It is also possible that the species may be used as a food source and in traditional medicine (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are reported; however, in view that many species of Telmatobius are considered to be declining, several conservation actions are recommended (see under Conservation Measures).

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)

Taxonomic Notes

Telmatobius punctatus was previously considered to be a subspecies of Telmatobius brevirostris; it was elevated to specific status by Lehr (2005) based on differences in morphological features and colour patterns.


Edgar Lehr 2010. Telmatobius punctatus. In: IUCN 2014


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