Atelognathus nitoi
family: Batrachylidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs only at the type locality (Laguna Verde on Cerro Challhuanco) and in neighbouring areas in Argentina. Its altitudinal range is between 1,300 and 1,550m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in permanent and temporary ponds and humid areas of caducifolius forest (Nothofagus pumilio); breeding takes place in permanent ponds. It is not known from modified habitats.


It is common within its restricted range. The minimum population size is estimated at around 1,000 individuals (Ubeda et al. 1999).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Potential major threats include fires (both natural and human initiated) and increasing touristic activities.

Conservation Actions

The entire known population is in the reserve area of the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given that it is known from only a single location.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.


Carmen Úbeda, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Atelognathus nitoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T2296A9403273. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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