Rhinella castaneotica

Subgenus: margaritifera
family: Bufonidae

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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: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Amazonas Department, Colombia, in eastern Peru, in the states of Pará, Amazonas, and Rondonia, Brazil and in the Departamento de Pando, Amazonian Bolivia. The extent of occurrence is 3,143,261 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the humid old growth forest floor and uses the water retained inside the "ouriço" of Brazil nuts to breed as well as small temporary pools.


It is locally abundant in Brazil, and locally common in Bolivia and Colombia. The population is stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in several protected areas.

Conservation Needed
Area management for habitat where this species is found is necessary, in addition to further research in to its population trends and life history.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is probably a complex of more than one species.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Rhinella castaneotica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T54603A61393360. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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