Elachistocleis bicolor
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Gastrophryninae

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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: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in southeastern Bolivia, southern Paraguay, northeastern Argentina, south-eastern Brazil, and Uruguay. It ranges between sea level and 200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in seasonally flooded grasslands, and leaf-litter of dry and moist forest. It is nocturnal, feeding principally on ants and reproduces in lentic pools. Eggs float on top of the water. It is tolerant of some habitat modification and can survive in rural gardens and urban areas.


This is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from synonymy with Elachistocleis ovalis by Lavilla et al. (2003).


Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada, Jose Langone 2004. Elachistocleis bicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57807A11684903. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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