Eupsophus insularis
family: Alsodidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 known only from the type locality: Isla Mocha (38° 22'S; 73° 54'W), 40km from the coast of Chile near Concepción. Its altitudinal range is from 20-250m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found under logs in mixed temperate forest. It lays its eggs in small, terrestrial, water-filled holes on hillsides. The larvae develop in the same places.


The population of this species is very small. The most recent records are of three individuals collected in August 2001.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is threatened by habitat destruction caused by subsistence wood collecting and cattle ranching.

Conservation Actions

The island where this species occurs is currently protected by the Isla Mocha Reserve, although people live within this reserve; improved management of the existing protected area is required, as is close monitoring of the surviving populations.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Isla Mocha, Chile.


Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Jose Núñez, Juan Carlos Ortiz 2010. Eupsophus insularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T8375A12908426. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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