Telmatobius yuracare
Sehuencas Water Frog
family: Telmatobiidae

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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: Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the eastern Andes of Bolivia, between Chapare Province, in the department of Cochabamba, and Caballero Province, in the department of Santa Cruz, at 2,000-3,000m asl (De la Riva 1994).

Habitat and Ecology

It is an aquatic species that can be observed on the bottom of small streams or rivers, and in ponds, in montane cloud forest and Yungas forest. It presumably breeds in water by larval development. It is not known from exposed areas outside forest.


It is locally common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is probably declining because of habitat loss and degradation, due to agriculture and logging, and also water pollution. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions

It presumably occurs in Parque Nacional Carrasco. There is a need for close monitoring of the status of this species given the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Bolivian Andes.


Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Telmatobius yuracare. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57369A11627745. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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