Nannophryne cophotis
family: Bufonidae
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: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has been recorded from the Departments of Cajamarca, Ancash and La Libertad, in Peru. It has an altitudinal range of 3,160-4,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is present in puna and high-altitude plateaus, and dry scrubland. This species breeds in temporary small ponds and permanent shallow streams. It is also present in agricultural land (mostly potato and maize fields).


This is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species faces no major threats. Occasionally it has been recorded in the national pet trade.

Conservation Actions

This species is believed to occur in Parque Nacional Huascarán, Calipuy National Reserve and Sanctuary, and Baños de Chancay Reserved Zone. It is listed on the Peruvian Red List.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Ariadne Angulo, Jesús Córdova-Santa Gadea, Ulrich Sinsch 2004. Nannophryne cophotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54615A11174461. .Downloaded on 13 November 2018


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