Eupsophus calcaratus
family: Alsodidae

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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: Chile


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widespread within the Nothofagus temperate forests of Chile and Argentina from 39° 30'S to 49° 10'S. Its altitudinal range is from 10-1,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in shady microhabitats (swamps and streams borders) in humid forests dominated by Nothofagus spp. Larval development takes place in water-filled cavities on the ground; the species has free-swimming tadpoles. It may be present in slightly disturbed habitat.


The species is common in appropriate habitats.

Population Trend


Major Threats

General habitat loss and degradation due to deforestation is a major threat. Water pollution caused by forestry work is also a threat.

Conservation Actions

Present in at least 10 national parks of Chile and Argentina. Legislation to protect native Nothofagus forest habitat is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Carmen Úbeda, Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Néstor Basso 2010. Eupsophus calcaratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57075A11564321. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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